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..
- Professor Gail McElroy secures Irish Research Council New Foundations Funding
Professor Gail McElroy, Head of the Department of Political Science, has secured funding from the Irish Research Council. Under Strand 3: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange of the New Foundations Programme her research will focus on 'Gender and legislative debate in Ireland: When and what female TDs talk about'.
- Students Excel in Irish Times Debating Competition
Congratulations to Rónán O’Connor (TSM Economics and Sociology) of Trinity’s Philosophical Society who was part of the winning team at the Annual Irish Times debating competition and to William Dunne (PPES) of the Trinity Historical society who was a runner up in the competition. Now in its 55th year, the Irish Times debating championship was established to promote excellence in oratory and debating.
- Professor Richard Layte Delivers Inaugural Lecture
Professor Richard Layte, Professor of Sociology, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Can We Balance Social Equality with Economic Growth? Lessons from the Life Course Model of Human Development’ on Wednesday 11 February. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion by Professor John O’Hagan (Economics) Professor Paul O’Grady (Philosophy) and Professor Anne Wren (Political Science). The event was chaired by Pro-Dean Professor Eoin O’Sullivan.
In The SpotlightNow Accepting Postgraduate Applications
The Department is proud to announce the launch of Dr William Phelan's new book: In Place of Inter-State Retaliation: The European Union’s Rejection of Inter-state Trade Sanctions and Trade Remedies