WomenTDs

Who supports gender quotas in Ireland?

Guest post from Lisa Keenan and Gail McElroy, Trinity College, Dublin. This blog presents the arguments from a paper published in Irish Political Studies by the authors. Free access to the paper is available for the month of January here. In 2016, the Republic of Ireland joined over 100 countries world-wide that use gender quotas at…

democracy-international

Republic of Ireland – moves towards more direct democracy?

    Donal O’Brolchain reviews pre/post- election developments on direct democracy The February 2016 election continues a pattern of nearly 50 years ie. voters have not re-elected an outgoing government.  Since 1969, this has happened once in 2002.  Despite Ireland’s undoubted successes (eg. joining the EU, a rising population and workforce) over these years, we…

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Austerity and Recovery in Ireland — book launch

Notice: Book Launch Symposium: UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Thursday 19th January, 2017 – 4:00-6:30 pm Austerity & Recovery in Ireland: Europe’s Poster Child and the Great Recession, Editors: William K. Roche, Philip J. O’Connell and Andrea Prothero (Oxford University Press) Symposium – 4:00-5:30pm, Lecture Theatre 1 1. Welcome: Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for…

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Testing times for political science

On October 15 1987 the senior and well respected BBC weatherman, Michael Fish failed to predict the onset of the worst storm to hit the South of England in three centuries. That incident is emblazoned in the annals of the weather forecasting industry, resulting in some serious rethinking about how to deal with extreme events.…