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News Archive 2018
MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy Student Review
BA Politics graduate 2018, Seamus Allen, has joined our MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy (MSc IPPD) degree programme in September 2018. Please open the link to read what he has to say about the programme:
Jean Monnet Lecture Series November 201809 Oct 2018
Department of Government and Politics
Jean Monnet Lecture Series
An Unquiet World: Trans-Atlantic Trump, Brexit and Beyond
Professor Amelia Hadfield
Canterbury Christ Church University
1-2pm, Thursday 29 November 2018
The 20th Memorial Philip Monahan Lecture and Awards Night 201826 Nov 2018
Brexit: what are the gender consequences?
A long-awaited 20th Memorial Philip Monahan Lecture, which took place on the 22nd November 2018, was delivered by Fiona Mackay, Professor of Politics in the University of Edinburgh.
The theme of this year’s lecture was ‘The Gendered Consequences of Brexit’. The question of 'what prospects for women and women’s rights post-Brexit' was given thought-provoking answers. Additionally, Prof. Mackay assessed the pitfalls and perspectives for gender equality policy and women’s rights in these uncertain times.
The lecture was live-recorded and can be listen to via the Panpoto recording platform.
NOTE: Please skip approximately first 30 minutes of the recording from the Awards Night to start the lecture's slides and the audio.
Dr Laurence Davis wins Kenneth M. Roemer Award for Innovative Course Design.16 Nov 2018
Dr Laurence Davis has won the Kenneth M. Roemer Award for Innovative Course Design. The award is sponsored by the North American Society for Utopian Studies.
Department of Government and Politics students interning in the New York State Assembly
In January 2019, five students of the BSc Government degree will travel to Albany, New York to undertake work placement in the New York State Assembly. Sam Cronin, Jane Faller, Kelly McEveney, Liam O’Donovan and Lewis O’Shea will form part of the latest group of UCC students to participate in this internship programme, a relationship that extends back to 2002. In that time 90 students have experienced working in US politics in a structured work placement and academic programme.
Under the directorship of Dr Fiona Buckley, the Department of Government and Politics has pioneered the inclusion of work placement in political science degrees in Ireland. As well as work placement in the New York State Assembly, the Department also offers its students the opportunity to work in the Scottish Parliament, the European Parliament, the Oireachtas, Westminster, the Massachusetts State Legislature, government agencies, NGOs, and local authorities.
Picture shows the New York State Assembly in Albany, New York.
Dr Fiona Buckley addressed the International Congress of Parliamentary Women Caucuses30 Oct 2018
On 10 September last, Dr Fiona Buckley addressed the International Congress of Parliamentary Women Caucuses, held in Dublin Castle. Fiona spoke about the adoption, implementation and effectiveness of gender quotas.Read more
Book Launch 'The Treaty: Debating and Establishing the Irish State'22 Oct 2018
On October 17, Senator Michael McDowell launched The Treaty: Debating and Establishing the Irish State in the Kevin Barry Recital Room in the National Concert Hall. This was the venue at which the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 was debated and voted on by the Second Dáil.
Department of Government and Politics attends Open Day at Houses of the Oireachtas22 Oct 2018
Dr Liam Weeks recently visited the Houses of the Oireachtas for an Open Day for the newly established Oireachtas internship.Read more
Book Launch 'The Post-Crisis Irish Voter: Voting behaviour in the Irish 2016 general election'19 Oct 2018
On 3 October 2018, Miriam O’Callaghan (RTÉ) launched The Post-Crisis Irish Voter: Voting behaviour in the Irish 2016 general election at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.Read more
Dr Theresa Reidy receives the Research Communicator of the Year Award 201819 Oct 2018
Theresa Reidy received the Research Communicator of the Year Award from UCC President, Patrick O’Shea, at the UCC staff research awards ceremony on 4 October 2018.Read more
UCC Open Day on the 13th of October 201815 Oct 2018
The UCC Open Day took place on Saturday the 13th of October 2018. The Department of Government and Politics stand was located in the Main Restaurant on the UCC main campus.Read more
Dept of Government and Politics staff attending the Annual PSAI Conference19 Oct 2018
The flagship event of the PSAI is the Annual Conference, held each October at a different location. The 2018 conference was hosted by the University of Limerick on the weekend of the 12-14th October 2018.Read more
Engagement with the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs09 Oct 2018
Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan, UCC and Professor Gavin Barrett, UCD, were invited before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs on 3 October to analyse the European Commission’s Task Force’s report on subsidiarity, proportionality and ‘doing more with less’.Read more
UCC organised ‘Cork Discovers’ funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions10 Oct 2018
On 28 September 2018, UCC organised ‘Cork Discovers’ funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. It was a night of discovery where UCC researchers demonstrated what they do for society and how they might change your life!Read more
Book Launch by Dr Jonathan Evershed on Wednesday the 5th of September 201822 Aug 2018
You are invited to an event to mark the publication of
Ghosts of the Somme: Commemoration and Culture War in Northern IrelandRead more
Jean Monnet Lecture Series October 201809 Oct 2018
'The Day After [Brexit]': Rebuilding an Enduring Relationship for these Islands
Dr Steve Aiken OBE MLA
Chief Whip Ulster Unionist Party
Brexit and Finance Spokesperson
3-4pm, Thursday 18 October, CACSSS Seminar Room, UCC.
ALL WELCOME (no registration necessary)Read more
Jean Monnet Lecture Series May 201802 May 2018
The Department of Government and Politics Jean Monnet Lecture Series was delivered by Mr Matthew O'Toole, Chief Press Officer for Europe and Economic Affairs to British Prime Minister David Cameron (2015-2017). He discussed 'Brexit: Northern Ireland and the limits of language' on Thursday the 10th of May at 3pm in ORB_G.27.
Mr O'Toole's lecture can be heared here:
Book Launch by Dr Mary C Murphy on Thursday the 26th of July 201819 Jul 2018
You are invited to an event to mark the publication of
Europe and Northern Ireland’s Future:
Negotiating Brexit’s Unique CaseRead more
Jean Monnet Lecture Series April 201809 Apr 2018
The Department of Government and Politics Jean Monnet Lecture Series was delivered by Author Brexit and Ireland: The Dangers, the Opportunities and the Inside Story of the Irish Response (Penguin 2017), Mr Tony Connelly, RTÉ Europe Editor. He discussed Brexit: Negotiating the Negotiations on Thursday the 12th of April at 4pm in ORB_G.27.
Mr Connelly's lecture can be viewed here:
Jean Monnet Lecture Series March 201813 Mar 2018
The Department of Government and Politics Jean Monnet Lecture Series will be delivered by Author British-Irish Relations in the 21st Century (OUP forthcoming), Dr Etain Tannam. She will discuss How Brexit is bruising British-Irish Relations on Tuesday the 20th of March at 3pm in ORB_1.56.Read more
Jean Monnet Lecture Series February 201815 Feb 2018
The Department of Government and Politics Jean Monnet Lecture Series was delivered by former UK Minister for Europe, Denis MacShane. He discussed Brexit: Amputation or Co-Existence? on Tuesday the 20th of February at 3pm in ORB_G27.Read more
4th year BSc Government student, Kaitlin Jeffers, spoke at an event organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA)04 May 2018
On Monday 23rd April, 4th year BSc Government student, Kaitlin Jeffers, spoke at an event organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA). The conference on Brexit, Ireland and the Future of Europe saw Kaitlin deliver her vision for the future of Europe to a large audience in the Mansion House, Dublin. Taking place shortly after the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the event featured a conversation with former Taoisigh on the topic of the Northern Ireland peace settlement, and the role it has played in the Brexit negotiations. Subsequently, a panel of high level European speakers discussed the future of the EU without the United Kingdom.Read more