UCD Garret FitzGerald School and Lecture

The annual UCD Garret FitzGerald School and Lecture will take place on Thursday, 30 March 2017 in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. The theme of the event is ‘The Disruptions of 2016 and the Social Sciences’. The event will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners, UCD Alumni and members of the…

Scottish Independence and a United Ireland: A Brexit game of Gaelic Games?

Guest post by Dr Anthony Costello (University College Cork) Nine months have passed since the British electorate voted to sever UK membership of the European Union (EU) and the Brexit negotiation process is still embroiled in uncertainty with a lack of clear political and administrative direction from all involved. EU member-states are trying to prepare…

Feminism, nationalism and the re-ordering of post-war political strategies: the case of the Sinn Féin Women’s Department

Guest Post from Dr Niall Gilmartin, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth. The post draws from research published in Irish Political Studies and available free online until the end of April at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07907184.2016.1146698 The Sinn Féin Women’s Department emerged at a time of great flux within Provisional republicanism. The kernel of the department resided…