News Archive 2019

"The Times We Live In": Martyn Turner’s Satire

15 Feb 2019
Martyn Turner’s Exhibition of Political Satire

The Department of Government and Politics and the Boole Library UCC are delighted to present:


A Retrospective Exhibition

The Times We Live In: Martyn Turner’s Satire

This retrospective exhibition of Irish Times cartoonist, Martyn Turner's work, will feature a collection of his most iconic drawings from the last 45 years and will run from 20 February to 29 March in the O’Rahilly Building (Block B, Floors 2 & 3).

The exhibition will explore Martyn Turner’s work under two themes. ‘Plus Ça Change’ features cartoons reminding us that history has a tendency to repeat itself. ‘The Politicians We Deserve’ features close-to-the-bone political caricatures and Turner’s chronicling of current affairs.

The exhibition, which originally ran at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum as part of the Jonathan Swift Festival in November 2018, celebrates Martyn Turner’s legacy as one of Ireland’s greatest living satirists.

All are welcome to attend the opening of this retrospective exhibition which will be launched by Professor Chris Williams, Head of College of Arts, Celtic Studies.


Opening Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019

Time: 5.00-6.30pm

Where: Social Area, Block B, Floor 2, O'Rahilly Building

followed by a drinks reception  




Please register your interest in attending by emailing  (for catering purposes). 

Department of Government & Politics

Roinn Léann an Rialtais agus na Polaitíochta

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