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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Trinity College, University of Dublin, is one of the top Political Science departments in Europe. It is a vibrant, outward-looking department that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching..

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  • Trinity Politics graduates appointed to cabinet
    Two of the department’s alumni were appointed members of the Irish government in July 2014. These are Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (BESS, Political Science and Economics, BA 1996) and Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (BESS, Political Science, BA 1981).
  • Trinity Politics graduate elected Lord Mayor of Belfast
    Nichola Mallon (BESS Political Science and Economics graduate, 2002), who has been an SDLP member of Belfast City Council since 2010, was elected Lord Mayor of Belfast on 6 June 2014.
  • Henry Grattan Lecture hosted in Irish Embassy in London
    As part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series, Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration, gave a talk on the challenges of EU migration to which Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times responded.

In The Spotlight

Postgraduate Open DayMSc Application Deadlines Extended

The Department welcomes applications for MScs in International Politics and in Politics & Public Policy for the 2014-15 academic year. The deadline for applications has been extended to 31 July 2014.

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Last updated 22 July 2014