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Arrow Statistics August, 2013

ARROW@DIT had 47,696 full-text downloads and 46 new submissions were posted. The repository now has  5940 records, which have been downloaded a total of 1,818,398 times.
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Doctoral Theses in Science (1638 downloads)

Growing Up In Ireland Report 2013

The 2013 Growing Up In Ireland: Development from Birth to Three Years Report makes for interesting reading for those in the Social Policy field.

Amongst other things, the report found that nearly twice as many children living with parents who had never worked were classed as obese compared with those whose parents had worked.  Nearly a third of families who said they'd been affected by the recession had to cut back on basics.  It was also found that a quarter of three year olds were either overweight or obese.

The Irish Times has an article on the report here and the actual report can be downloaded from

Term-Time Opening Hours

The Library at Mountjoy Square is now open Term-Time Hours.
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 - 9:30
Friday: 9:30 - 5:15
*Saturdays: 10am - 5pm

Welcome to all our 1st years, and welcome back to all our current students.

*Not all Saturdays, see schedule

Childhood - BBC Radio 3


45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 27 May 2013
Matthew Sweet and guests examine our current and past attitudes to childhood and asks whether nurturing children is something that we should deregulate or attempt to reform.
Joining Matthew in the night waves studio are Jay Griffiths, author of a new book called Kith - in which she argues that children in Brazilian rain forests are happier than those in European and American cities;
Hugh Cunningham, historian and author of the Invention of Childhood; Frank Furedi, sociologist, who coined the phrase paranoid parenting; Gabriel Gbadamosi, Irish-Nigerian poet, playwright and essayist and whose novel "Vauxhall" was inspired by his own childhood; and Meg Rosoff who writes fiction for children and young adults - for which she has been awarded the Carnegie medal

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