New Publication by Dr Liam Weeks

New Publication by Dr Liam Weeks

  • 17 May 2017

Independents in Irish party democracy book

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French Presidential Elections Symposium

French Presidential Elections Symposium

  • 31 Mar 2017

The Department of Government ran a very successful symposium on the French presidential elections in UCC on 30 March. The event was organised by Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan and she was one of the four speakers on the night. 

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18th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture

18th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture

  • 20 Feb 2017

The 18th Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture, organised by the Department of Government, will take place on Wednesday 1 March, 6:30pm in the Aula Maxima.

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CLRG Lecture Series 2017

CLRG Lecture Series 2017

  • 16 Feb 2017

The second annual Public Lecture Series of the CLRG takes place on Thursday 16 February, starting at 7:00pm in UCC’s Boole 1. 

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PhD Studentship 2017-2018

PhD Studentship 2017-2018

  • 07 Feb 2017

UCC Department of Government PhD Studentship 2017-2018

 

 

 

Application Deadline: 5 pm, Friday 21 April 2017

 

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Public Symposium
“America in the Era of Trump”

Public Symposium “America in the Era of Trump”

  • 17 Jan 2017

Public Symposium

“America in the Era of Trump”

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

5-7 pm

Venue: Cavanagh Pharmacy LG51

University College Cork

All are welcome

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Free seminar for teachers of Politics and Society

Free seminar for teachers of Politics and Society

  • 17 Nov 2016

UCC’s Department of Government is hosting a free seminar for teachers of Politics and Society

 

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Gender Quotas and the 2016 General Election

Gender Quotas and the 2016 General Election

  • 02 Nov 2016

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)

 

 

 

 

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Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Discussion

  • 26 Sep 2016

Roundtable Discussion

“The U.S. Presidential Election”

Monday, 3rd October 2016

5-7 pm

Venue: Cavanagh Pharmacy LG51

University College Cork

All are welcome

 

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PSAI International Relations and Area Studies Specialist Group

PSAI International Relations and Area Studies Specialist Group

  • 24 Aug 2016

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

 

 

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PhD in Government Bursaries for Brazilian Students

PhD in Government Bursaries for Brazilian Students

  • 27 Jul 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.

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PhD Studentships 2016-2017

PhD Studentships 2016-2017

  • 22 Jun 2016

The Department of Government at University College Cork is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2016-2017 PhD Government Studentships. 

 

Application Deadline: 5 pm, Friday 22 July 2016

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In Defence of Meaningful Work as a Policy Concern

In Defence of Meaningful Work as a Policy Concern

  • 04 Apr 2016

Department of Government Research Seminar

 

In Defence of Meaningful Work as a Policy Concern

 

Speaker: Dr. Keith Breen, Queen's University Belfast

 

Venue: ORB 2.55

 

3.00 - 4.30 pm, Tuesday 5th April

 

ALL WELCOME

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The Irish Naval Service in the 21st Century

The Irish Naval Service in the 21st Century

  • 04 Apr 2016

‘The Irish Naval Service in the 21st Century’

  

Commander BW FitzGerald

 

Officer in Command, Planning, Policy & Enterprise

 

Irish Naval Service

  

Tues 5th April

 

1.00-2.00

 

Room Kane G18

All Welcome

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REFORM AND REFERENDUM: 
THE UK, IRELAND AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

REFORM AND REFERENDUM: THE UK, IRELAND AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

  • 24 Mar 2016

Invitation

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

 

ALL WELCOME 

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General Election 2016 – Uncharted Territory - POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY

General Election 2016 – Uncharted Territory - POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY

  • 16 Feb 2016

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

 

Campaigns Matter

Dr Theresa Reidy 

All Welcome

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Government Gathering on the 15th of January 2016

Government Gathering on the 15th of January 2016

  • 07 Jan 2016

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 a.wallace@ucc.ie.

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Workshop on ‘Reflections on the new architecture of European economic governance’

Workshop on ‘Reflections on the new architecture of European economic governance’

  • 09 Nov 2015

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 

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Public Discussion with British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott

‘The UK, Ireland and the EU: Re-negotiation, Referendum, Repercussions’

 

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

5.30-7.00pm

Venue: Boole 1, UCC Main Campus

 

Hosted by:

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

https://ucc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5660ec8e-22aa-42b1-8d54-fcc83317733c

 

 

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

11:00-12:00

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.

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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).
                     

Symposium & Launch on the 16th of September 2015

Symposium & Launch on the 16th of September 2015

  • 30 Jul 2015

 

THE CHANGING NATURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN IRELAND

 

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 a.quinlivan@ucc.ie

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Department of Government lecturers on television

Department of Government lecturers on television

  • 29 Jun 2015

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/

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The Glucksman Gallery Presents: In Detail – Dr. Theresa Reidy

The Glucksman Gallery Presents: In Detail – Dr. Theresa Reidy

  • 22 Apr 2016

 

Glucksman Gallery

Wednesday 27 April
1pm


Free & All Welcome

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