MBS Government Graduate takes Command of Navy's new Ship

MBS Government Graduate (2014) takes Command of Navy’s new Ship

The Government Department are delighted to hear that Lieutenant Commander Tony Geraghty MBS (Government), who graduated last year took command (Captain) of the LE Samuel Beckett in August of 2014.

The LE Samuel Beckett in the largest (90 metres with a displacement of 2200 tonnes) and newest  ship is the fleet having been delivered in 2014. She is part of a three sister ship contract with the next, the LE James Joyce entering service later in 2015 and the third being delivered in 2015.

We wish him the very best with this new ship and further details on the ship and Naval Service can be found at

MBS Government Class of 2014

MBS Government class of 2014 with Dr Andrew Cottey at their recent conferring.

MBS Government Graduate secures prestigious Internship

MBS Government (now called MSc Government) graduate secures prestigious internship at the American Association of Justice, Washington, D.C

Aidan Halley (MBS Government 2013) is an intern at the communications department in the American Association of Justice, Washington, D.C. His work involves preparing daily press releases, analysing legal documents and data collection.

MBS Government Graduate – Research Director at Ipsos

As a research director at Ipsos Reid, Kanan Kothari (MBS Government 2013) works closely with government and not-for-profit clients to lead them through their internal business objectives, to better design programs and policy for the public, and to deliver more resonant communications. As a seasoned qualitative research specialist, Kanan manages all aspects of the research process, including recruitment, research design, facilitation, analysis and reporting. Her clients include all levels of government in Canada and the United States, such as the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the City of Toronto, Canada Revenue Agency, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name a few. 

MBS Government Graduate – Research Director at Ipsos (November 2014)

MBS Government Seminar October 2014

MBS Government Seminar

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


Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir


Wednesday the 15th of October 2014‌

3.00 - 4.30pm



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.

MBS Government Seminar September 2014

‌MBS Government Seminar - Friday the 26th of September 2014


'Decisions are made by those who show up'




Art O’Leary


Secretary General to President Michael D. Higgins and former secretary of the Irish Convention on the Constitution.




 1.30-3.00pm in ORB 123


All Welcome

Department of Government and Politics

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