All posts, News & events, Research, Sociology

More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

A new study has found that greater numbers of women elected to political office is associated with an increase in the life expectancies of women and children. The research led by Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology, University of Limerick and published in the journal Demography found that countries where women comprise at least 30% of… Continue reading More women in politics linked to significant health improvements

All posts, Articles, Politics & Public Administration, Research, Research postgraduates

Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?

Analysis: next week's election will see if Zimbabwe's voters are ready for change after decades of treachery, suspicion and fear under Robert Mugabe. Written by John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick for RTÉ Brainstorm. "Fears of rigging and repression remain, as 45 percent of voters think it likely that incorrect results will be… Continue reading Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?

All posts, Articles, Politics & Public Administration, Research

OPINION: How do you deal with a troll like Putin?

By Professor Neil Robinson, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick Opinion: the west needs to make it known that it is above trolling because the majority of Russians want more links with the west The biggest trolling of all was the Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Russian actions may have had some… Continue reading OPINION: How do you deal with a troll like Putin?

All posts, News & events, Sociology

Conference at UL explores football and politics

On November 23rd and 24th, the annual conference of the Football Collective, a dedicated multidisciplinary international network of over 200 academics and sports practitioners, was held at the University of Limerick. Organized by Dr James Carr, Dr Martin Power (Department of Sociology) and Dr Stephen Millar (Visiting Leverhulme fellow at UL’s Popular Music and Popular… Continue reading Conference at UL explores football and politics

All posts, Law, News & events

Launch of Dr Laura Cahillane’s Edited Collection ‘Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution’

The book ‘Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution’ edited by Laura Cahillane, James Gallen (DCU) and Tom Hickey (DCU) was launched on 18th May in the Royal Irish Academy by Senator Michael McDowell.  The book arose out of a conference organised by the editors in 2014 and it brings together academics and judges to consider… Continue reading Launch of Dr Laura Cahillane’s Edited Collection ‘Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution’

All posts, News & events, Politics & Public Administration

Dr Maura Adshead appears on RTÉ’S The Week in Politics

Our Politics senior lecturer Dr Maura Adshead yesterday appeared on RTÉ'S The Week in Politics show. The panel also featured Fine Gael Minister Patrick O'Donovan TD, Social Democrats leader Catherine Murphy TD, and Fine Fáil Minister John Lahart TD. The show is available to watch on the RTÉ Player here, until 11th December 2016.

All posts, Podcasts & Videos, Politics & Public Administration

VIDEO: Brexit II: the Empire Strikes Back

What were the intellectual origins of Brexit? How did an issue that was at the margins of British politics come to define the politics of the UK and possibly of Europe? The video below was taken at the Politics & Public Administration seminar by Dr Owen Worth: 'Brexit II: the Empire Strikes Back (Based on… Continue reading VIDEO: Brexit II: the Empire Strikes Back

All posts, International students, Students, Undergraduates

Joining the University of Limerick Wolf Pack

By Nadine Kimak When you are at University your major priorities are your academic studies. But you will not have to invest 24 hours 7 days a week. You will have plenty of time to do whatever you want. Because this is my first year at UL I am so glad that they have a… Continue reading Joining the University of Limerick Wolf Pack

All posts, News & events, Politics & Public Administration

Bernadette Connaughton represents UL at International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) annual conference

Dr Bernadette Connaughton presented a paper at the International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) annual conference in Poznan, Poland, 23-28th July 2016. The panel titled "Cabinets ministériels", SPADs & other collaborators of the Executive: the Reign of the Entourages?” was chaired by Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans (IEP Toulouse) and Mauro Calise (University of Naples) and it focussed on the… Continue reading Bernadette Connaughton represents UL at International Political Science Association’s (IPSA) annual conference

All posts, Politics & Public Administration, Researcher profiles

Profile: Professor Neil Robinson

I came to Limerick in January 2001 and am now Professor of Comparative Politics. My research interests are primarily in the area of Russian and post-Soviet politics. I came to study Russian politics through Soviet studies. I did a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies at Portsmouth Polytechnic. During my time at Portsmouth I was lucky… Continue reading Profile: Professor Neil Robinson

All posts, Articles, Politics & Public Administration, Research

BREXIT: The road to God-knows where

By Owen Worth, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick On the 23rd June the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU, thus becoming the first nation to endorse an exit since Greenland in 1985 and the first sovereign state. Due to the rather ad hoc nature of the British Constitution… Continue reading BREXIT: The road to God-knows where