- 12 Jul 2017
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross launched Independents in Irish Party Democracy on July 4, Independence Day.
On 4th July 2017, Shane Ross, Independent TD and Minister of Transport, Trade and Tourism will launch 'Independents in Irish party democracy' by Dr Liam Weeks of the Department of Government, University College Cork.
The event launch will take place at The Oak Room, Buswells Hotel, Dublin, begining at 6:00PM
As the political sands continue to shift both across Europe and closer to home, the Department of Government and the Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, are delighted to host a travelling exhibition marking 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the founding documents of today’s European Union (EU), from 13-18 June 2017. The exhibition, created by the Historical Archives of the EU, tells the story of how and why the European Union was created.
A one-day seminar
Aula Maxima, University College Cork
Monday 28th November 2016
Event supported by funding from the Irish Research Council’s ‘New Foundations’ Scheme
This event has been organised by the Department of Government, University College Cork in conjunction with the Gender Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI)
PSAI International Relations and Area Studies Specialist Group
Teaching and Learning in International Relations and Areas Studies Workshop
National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
2 September 2016
Fully Funded University College Cork PhD in Government Bursaries for Brazilian Students
The Department of Government at University College Cork, Ireland, in cooperation with the Government of Brazil (CAPES), is pleased to announce a fully funded PhD call for up to 4 years. The call is open only to Brazilian students.
REFORM AND REFERENDUM:
THE UK, IRELAND AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
Monday, 4 April 2016
Aula Maxima, UCC
Registration from 12.00pm
Event starts at 12.30pm sharp
General Election 2016 – Uncharted Territory
This Event has been postponed due to illness and will now commence on Monday the 22nd of February 2016 at 7pm in Kane (Science Building) G01, University College Cork.
17 February, 2016: 6.15pm – 7.45pm
Kane (Science Building) G18, University College Cork
The Kingmakers? Independents and minor parties
Dr Liam Weeks
The implementation of gender quotas: controversies and challenges
Dr Fiona Buckley
Dr Theresa Reidy
On Friday 15 January 2016, the Department of Government will be running an innovative one-day event to showcase the BSc Government degree (CK210). Staff from the Department of Government will speak about the four-year degree programme and the placement/internship in third year. Graduates from the BSc Government will be returning to tell their stories and there will also be a series of talks and fun exercises on the topic ‘Why Politics Matters’. The event runs from 10:00am to 3:30pm in the Brookfield Health Sciences Building, G06. Lunch will be provided and we will be delighted to welcome interested school students from fifth and sixth year.
To register for the Government Gathering, please contact Anne Wallace at email@example.com.
Workshop on ‘Reflections on the new architecture of European economic governance’.
Date: 27 November 2015
Location: NUI offices, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Time: 9.45am to 3pm
Public Discussion with British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott
‘The UK, Ireland and the EU: Re-negotiation, Referendum, Repercussions’
Tuesday 24th of November 2015
Venue: Boole 1, UCC Main Campus
Department of Government
University College Cork
British Ambassador to speak on EU at UCC event
The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott, will speak on the UK’s EU policy and the forthcoming UK EU membership referendum at an event at University College Cork on Tuesday 24th November. Dara Murphy, Minister of State at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for European Affairs, will also speak at the event.
The British government has committed to holding an ‘in/out’ referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017. The UK is now engaged in a process of seeking to re-negotiate its relationship with the EU ahead of that referendum. How these developments play out will have important implications for the UK, the EU, Ireland, the Anglo-Irish relationship and Northern Ireland. At this event, Ambassador Chilcott will outline the UK’s re-negotiation strategy. Minister Dara Murphy and UCC academics will contribute to a panel discussion on the issues raised. The event will be chaired by UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy.
An audio version of the lecture can be found at
British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott and Dr Andrew Cottey, UCC Department of Government
President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy and British Ambassador of Ireland, Dominick Chilcott
President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy and British Ambassador of Ireland, Dominick Chilcott and Dr Andrew Cottey, UCC Department of Government
Dr Andrew Cottey, Ambassador Dominick Chilcott, Minister Dara Murphy and President Dr Michael Murphy
MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy
2015-2016 Lecture Series
Department of Government, UCC
“Contemporary Debates in International Politics”
Micheál Martin TD
Leader of Fianna Fáil andFormer Minister for Foreign Affairs.
“Ireland’s Role in the World”
23rd of November 2015
Location: North Wing Council Room
Michael Martin, TD with Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar, Professor Caroline Fennell
Michael Martin, TD with Senior Vice-President Academic and Registrar, Professor Caroline Fennell and Dr Niall Duggan, MSc IPPD Programme Director
On Thursday 5 November 2015, Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland delivered the 17th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture to a packed audience in Boole 2. In a broad-ranging lecture, O’Gorman began by asking, ‘What kind of Republic are we?’. He argued that we need to talk about the ideas and the founding principles of 1916 - and not just focus on the blood sacrifice. He contended that the founding principles espoused in 1916 were radical at the time. Broadening the subject matter, O’Gorman stated that Ireland had a lot to be proud of in terms of trying to deal with the dark challenges of our past. He continued, ‘We need to honestly and respectfully own our history and create a space to talk openly about it. In times past, society was not allowed the space to have the conversation. For example, we should be able to talk about abortion – a complex issue that we have failed to address to date.’ Following the lecture, O’Gorman engaged in a lengthy questions and answers session with the audience and asserted that we should not be shutting down conversation; he also pointed out that faith and human rights can co-mingle.
As part of the event, Colm O’Gorman presented three student awards as follows:
Thomas Whalen Student of the Year: Richard Creedon
Richard Haslam Graduate of the Year: Jack Barry
Patrick O’Sullivan Essay Competition Winner: Luke Foley
Colm O’Gorman delivering the 17th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture
Colm O’Gorman with the Head of the Department of Government, Dr Andrew Cottey, and the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Chris O’Leary
In conjunction with the UCC Political Society the Department of Government organised a visit from The Irish American Legislators Society from the New York State Assembly on the 13th of October 2015.
Several of the group will have acted as supervisors to the Whalen interns over the years and met with students and staff on the day.
New York State Assembly members and Whalen Interns.
Dr. Andrew Cottey, head of Department of Government welcoming the group of NYS Assembly members to UCC.
Assemblyman Michael Cusick of the New York State Assembly.
Ms. Shannon Sweeney, Auditor of the Politics Society and 2015 Whalen Intern welcoming the group of NYS Assembly members to UCC.
Dr Clodagh Harris organises PSAI specialist group on teaching and learning conference in Dublin on September 18th
On September 18th 2015, the PSAI teaching and learning specialist group held a one-day conference on 'Teaching politics in our universities:inspiring, inciting and enlightening' to discuss the significance of education in, for and about politics in our institutions of higher education.
This well attended conference brought together students, academics, the media, politicians, educationalists and managers. Professor John Craig (Leeds Beckett University) delivered the keynote speech on 'Linking academic study and practice’. Professor Craig also presented the PSAI prize and special award 2014 to Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) and Dr Chris McInerney (UL) respectively. It also hosted a panel discussion on ‘Why teaching and learning politics is important for society’ that included Senator Fiach MacConghail (Director Abbey Theatre), Lorraine McIlrath (Community Knowledge Initiative, NUIG), Noel Whelan (Barrister and media commentator) and Michelle O'Donnell Keating (Women for election and DCU).
The papers and keynote presentation can be accessed at http://www.psai.ie/specialist/teaching.asp.
For a flavour of the roundtable session see the Irish Times article (Monday September 21st) - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/arts-community-not-as-politically-active-as-it-should-be-says-abbey-director-1.2359122
The conference was organised by Dr Clodagh Harris (Department of Government, UCC) and Dr Brid Quinn (UL) co-convenors of the PSAI specialist group on teaching and learning. The event was funded by the PSAI and the National Forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher politics.
Dr Brid Quinn (UL), Professor John Craig (Leeds Beckett University), Dr Clodagh Harris (UCC) and Dr Attracta Halpin (Registrar NUI) at the opening of the conference in the NUI offices Merrion Square, Dublin.
Dr Theresa Reidy is awarded the PSAI prize for excellence in Teaching and Learning (2014)
At the PSAI teaching and learning specialist group's conference on Friday September 18th, Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC) was awarded the PSAI prize for excellence in teaching and learning (2014).
Professor John Craig (Leeds Beckett University) presents Dr Theresa Reidy (Department of Government, UCC) with the PSAI prize for excellence in teaching and learning (2014).
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.
For any queries and further information, contact Aodh Quinlivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
GOVERNMENT LECTURERS ON TELEVISION
Dr. Liam Weeks and Dr. Theresa Reidy of the Department of Government appeared on the ‘Independents’ Day’ documentary which was shown on RTE 1 television on Monday 29 June 2015. They discussed how the face of Irish politics is changing due to the wave of support for Independents and smaller parties. Liam has written extensively in this area and has a book being published on the role of Independents in party democracy by Manchester University Press later in 2015. The ‘Independents’ Day’ documentary is available on RTE Player on http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10437318/
Wednesday 27 April
Free & All Welcome
Dr Liam Weeks' latest book Independents in Irish Party Democracy (Manchester University Press, 2017) was reviewed by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times on August 12, where it is described as 'an impressively thorough overview', and that the author 'deserves much credit for his impressive toil'
Launch of 'Democratic revolution? Evaluating the political and administrative reform landscape after the economic crisis' a special issue of Administration,
the peer reviewed journal of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) edited by Dr Theresa Reidy (University College Cork) and Dr Fiona Buckley (University College Cork).