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News Archive 2015

  • Symposium & Launch on the 16th of September 2015

    30 Jul 2015
    Symposium & Launch on the 16th of September 2015




    The symposium will take place in UCC’s O’Rahilly Building (Room 2.55) from 3:00-5:30pm and will be followed by the launch of the special edition.

    • This event is running with the support of the Institute of Public Administration (publisher of Administration) and the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) and is hosted by the Department of Government in UCC.
    • The event is free of charge but registration is required.


    For any queries and further information, contact Aodh Quinlivan at

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Seminar on Iceland's Constitutional Council

Participatory democracy and public engagements - lessons from Iceland's 2011 Constitutional Council


Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

Wednesday October 15th 2015

3.00 - 4.30 pm



Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir is adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland. Her research focuses on Icelandic foreign and security policy and feminism in international relations. She completed a BA, with honors, in international affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, an MA in international relations from the University of Southern California, and post-graduate certificates in methodology and university teaching from the University of Iceland.  She is currently completing her PhD at University College Cork in Ireland. Ms. Omarsdottir is a women’s rights activist and has served on the boards of the Icelandic Feminist Association, The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, the UNIFEM National Committee in Iceland, and the Icelandic Gender Equality Council. In the summer of 2011 Silja served on Iceland’s Constitutional Council and chaired the committee addressing human rights and natural resources. Since then, she has spoken widely on lessons learned from the process.

Public Seminar on Perspectives on the Marriage Equality Referendum

Public Seminar

“Perspectives on the Marriage Equality Referendum”

Tuesday 12th  May, 2015

4-6 pm

Venue: Boole 1

(Basement Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the Boole Library and Main Restaurant)

University College Cork

All are welcome


The aim of this event is to showcase perspectives on the forthcoming marriage equality referendum that have been relatively neglected in the public debate so far. The seminar features four short presentations intended to offer alternative perspectives on key issues relevant to the May 22nd vote, followed by time for questions and answers and open discussion. The event is sponsored in part by the university’s LGBT Staff Network, and is scheduled to coincide with Cork LGBT Awareness Week.


Dr. Theresa Reidy (UCC Government) – ‘The Politics of the Referendum’

Dr. Conor O’Mahony (UCC Law) – ‘Children’s Rights’

Dr. Laurence Davis (UCC Government) – ‘Love and Marriage’

Dr. Margaret O’Keeffe (CIT Applied Social Studies) – ‘Academic Engagement and Activism’


Further information: Contact Dr. Laurence Davis, Department of Government, University College Cork, at

Seminar on Reflecting upon the results of the 2015 UK General Election

Reflecting upon the results of the 2015 UK General Election


A lunchtime seminar


1pm, Thursday 4 June 2015, ORB255


Papers will discuss:


Britain's new political class of 2015

Dr. Rosie Campbell, Reader in Politics, Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London


Brexit? Scotxit?: Britain’s Constitution – How much change is likely?

Dr. Andrew Cottey, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, University College Cork


All welcome to attend.


The seminar is supported by the Politics Programme and the Department of Government.

Department of Government & Politics

Roinn Léann an Rialtais agus na Polaitíochta

2nd Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland,