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General Election 2016; Results and Analysis

This roundtable discussion is open to the public and will discuss the February 2016 election results. Contributors will provide an overview of main factors which influenced voting behaviour, will explore the campaign, evaluate the impact of the gender quota, assess the implications for government formation and deliver an evaluation of the long term consequences of the…

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When is a Seanad not a Seanad?

The length of time it’s taking to form a government has so far not really concerned the proper functioning of the state – though the government has been unusually reticent in using its prerogative powers, perhaps afraid that any decision it makes will be seen as undemocratic or stroke politics. The decision in the High Court yesterday…

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A New Relationship? Brexit, Ireland and Northern Ireland: A ‘Constitutional Conversation’

A New Relationship? Brexit, Ireland and Northern Ireland: A ‘Constitutional Conversation’ Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 6th May 2016 10.30 a.m.–4.00 p.m. To book contact info@ria.ie Registration and coffee from 10.00 a.m. 10.30–10.40 Introduction John Morison MRIA, Chair of the Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee, RIA 10.40–11.00 Alternative futures Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary…

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Reviewing Constitutions: the Role of Constitutional Conventions

The Royal Irish Academy invites you to attend Constitutional Conversation No. 2 of 6 Reviewing Constitutions: the Role of Constitutional Conventions Professor David Farrell, MRIA, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD, will be chairing this conversation. Mr Tom Arnold, MRIA, Director General, IIEA, panellist Mr Art O’Leary, Secretary General to the President, panellist Dr…

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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…