Tomás O'Sullivan
Professor in Social Policy, Sch Office - Social Work & Social Policy

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Homeless Women: A Historical Perspective in, editor(s)Mayock, P. and J. Bretherton , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp15 - 40, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2017

Eoin O'Sullivan, International Commentary: Family Options Study Observations From the Periphery of Europe, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research , 19, (3), 2017, p207 - 213 Journal Article, 2017

Eoin O'Sullivan, Ending Homelessness in Ireland: Ambition, Austerity, Adjustment, European Journal of Homelessness, 10, (2), 2016, p11 - 39 Journal Article, 2016

The Ryan Report: Reformatory and Industrial Schools and Twentieth -Century Ireland- in, editor(s)Rosie Meade and Fiona Dukelow , Defining Events: Power, resistance and identity in twenty-first-century Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014, pp200 - 217, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2014

Residential Child Welfare in Ireland: From Kennedy to the Task Force in, editor(s)Maria Luddy and James Smith , Children, Childhood and Irish Society, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2014, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2014

Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. and E.O'Sullivan, Moving On, Not Out: When Young People Remain Homeless, Journal of Youth Studies, 16, (4), 2013, p441 - 459 Journal Article, 2013

Policies to Address Homelessness: Partnership-Based Approaches in Ireland., Susan J. Smith, Marja Elsinga, Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Ong Seow Eng, Susan Wachter, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Oxford, ELSEVIER Ltd,, 2012, pp237 - 242, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2012

Young People Exiting Homelessness: The Role of Family Support in, editor(s)Lynch, D. and Burns, K. , Children's Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press., 2012, pp184 - 201, [Mayock, P., M.L. Corr and E. O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2012

Eoin O'Sullivan and Ian O'Donnell, Patients, Prisoners and Penitents: Coercive Confinement in Ireland , Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2012 Book, 2012

Mayock, P., E.O'Sullivan and M.L. Corr, Young People Exiting Homelessness: An Exploration of Process, Meaning and Definition, Housing Studies, 26, (6), 2011, p803 - 826 Journal Article, 2011

Mayock, P., Corr, M.L. and E.O'Sullivan, Homeless young people, families and change: family support as a facilitator to exiting homelessness, Child and Family Social Work, 16, (4), 2011, p391 - 401 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Housing and Social Inequality in Europe in, editor(s)Isobel Anderson and Duncan Sim , Housing and Inequality, Hampshire, Housing Studies Association, 2011, pp81 - 94, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2011

Volker Busch-Geertsema, William Edgar, Eoin O'Sullivan, Nicholas Pleace, Homelessness and Homeless Policies in Europe: Lessons from Research, Brussels, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, December, 2010, 1, 88 Report, 2010 URL

O'Sullivan, E., Busch-Geertsema, V., Quilgars, D. and Pleace, N., Homelessness Research in Europe: Festschrift for Joe Doherty and Bill Edgar,, Brussels, Feantsa, 2010 Book, 2010 URL

Welfare States and Homelessness in, editor(s)O'Sullivan, E., Busch-Geertsema, V., Quilgars, D. and Pleace, N. , Homelessness Research in Europe: Festschrift for Joe Doherty and Bill Edgar , Brussels, Feantsa, 2010, pp65 - 83, [O'Sullivan, Eoin] Book Chapter, 2010

Benjaminsen, L., Dyb, E. and O'Sullivan, E., The Governance of Homelessness in Liberal and Social Democratic Welfare Regimes: National Strategies and Models of Intervention, European Journal of Homelessness, 3, 2009, p27 - 55 Journal Article, 2009

O'Sullivan, E. and P. Mayock, Youth Homelessness in Ireland: The Emeregence of a Social Problem, Youth Studies Ireland, 3, (1), 2008, p15 - 29 Journal Article, 2008

O'Sullivan, E., Sustainable Solutions to Homelessness: The Irish Case, European Journal of Homelessness, 2, 2008, p203 - 231 Journal Article, 2008

Pathways Through Homelessness: Theoretical and Policy Implications in, editor(s)Doherty, J. and Edgar, B. , 'In My Caravan, I Feel Like Superman': Essays in Honour of Henk Meert, 1963-2006, Brussels, FEANTSA / Centre for Housing Research, University of St. Andrews, 2008, pp79 - 108, [O'Sullivan, E. ] Book Chapter, 2008

O'Sullivan, E. and Breen, J., Children in Care in Ireland, 1970-2006, Social Work Now- The Practice Journal of Child, Youth and Family, 41, 2008, p28 - 34 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Baptista, I. and E. O'Sullivan, The Role of the State in Developing Homeless Strategies: Portugal and Ireland in Comparative Perspective., European Journal of Homelessness, 2, 2008, p23 - 41 Journal Article, 2008

Doherty, J., Busch-Geertsema, V., Karpuskiene, V., Korhonen, J., O'Sullivan, E., Sahlin, I., Tosi, A. and Wygnanska, J,, Homelessness and Exclusion: Regulating Public Space in European Cities, Surveillance and Society, 5, (3), 2008, p290 - 314 Journal Article, 2008

Researching Homelessness in Ireland: Explanations, Themes and Approaches in, editor(s)Downey, D. , Perspectives on Irish Homelessness: Past, Present and Future, Dublin, Homeless Agency, 2008, pp16 - 23, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2008

Homelessness in, editor(s)Norris, M. and Redmond, D. , Housing Contemporary Ireland: Policy, Society and Shelter, Dordrecht, Springer, 2007, pp245 - 267, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2007

Mayock, P. and O'Sullivan, E., Lives in Crisis: Homeless Young People in Dublin., 1st, Dublin, Liffey Press., 2007, 1 - 301pp Book, 2007

The Interface between Youth Justice and Child Protection in Ireland in, editor(s)Hill, M., Lockyer, A. and Stone, F. , Youth Justice and Child Protection, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007, pp61 - 74, [Buckley, H. and O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 2007

O'Sullivan, E. and O'Donnell, I., Coercive Confinement in Ireland: The Waning of a Culture of Control, Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology, 9, (1), 2007, p27 - 44 Journal Article, 2007

O'Sullivan, E. and De Decker, P. , Regulating the Private Rented Housing Market in Europe, European Journal of Homelessness, 1, (1), 2007, p95 - 117 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Homelessness in Rural Ireland in, editor(s)Cloke, P. and Milbourne, P. , International Perspectives on Rural Homelessness, London, Routledge, 2006, pp188 - 207, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 2006

Doherty, J., Busch-Geertsema, V., Karpuskiene, V., Korhonen, J., O'Sullivan, E., Sahlin, I., Tosi, A. and Wygnanska, J, The Changing Role of the State. Homelessness and Exclusion: Regulating Public Space. , Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2006, 1, 18 Report, 2006 URL

Doherty, J., de Dreker, P., Busch-Geertsema, V., O'Sullivan, E., Sahlin, I., Tosi, A., Hanninen, S. and Karkkainen, S.., The Changing Role of the State: Welfare Delivery in the Neoliberal Era, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2005, 1, 24 Report, 2005 URL

Homelessness in, editor(s)Redmond, D. and Norris, M. , Housing Contemporary Ireland: Economy, Society, Space and Shelter, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2005, [0'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 2005

O'Donnell, I., O'Sullivan, E. and Hughes, N., Sourcebook of Irish Criminal Justice Statistics, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2005, 412pp Book, 2005

O'Sullivan, E., Welfare Regimes, Housing and Homelessness in the Republic of Ireland, European Journal of Housing Policy, 4, (3), 2004, p323 - 343 Journal Article, 2004

Kilcommins, S., O'Donnell, I., O'Sullivan, E. and Vaughan, B., Crime, Punishment and the Search for Order in Ireland, Dublin, Institute of Public Administration, 2004, 348pp Book, 2004

Doherty, J., de Dreker, P., Busch-Geertsema, V., O'Sullivan, E., Sahlin, I., Tosi, A. and Patari, J., The Changing Role of the State: The State and the Housing Markets of Europe, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2004, 25pp Book, 2004 URL

Industrial Schools, Lalor, B., The Encyclopaedia of Ireland, Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 2003, pp518 - 518, [O'Sullivan, E.] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2003

Marxism, Homelessness and the State in, editor(s)Adshead, M. and Millar, M. , Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland: Theory and Methods, London, Routledge, 2003, pp37 - 53, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 2003

O'Sullivan, E. and O'Donnell, I., Imprisonment and the Crime Rate in Ireland, Economic and Social Review, 34, (1), 2003, p33 - 64 Journal Article, 2003

The State and Welfare in Ireland in, The Changing Role of the State: State Intervention in Welfare and Housing, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2003, pp26 - 31, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 2003

0'Donnell, I. And O'Sullivan, E., The Politics of Intolerance - Irish Style, British Journal of Criminology, 43, (1), 2003, p41 - 62 Journal Article, 2003

McCashin, A., O'Sullivan, E. and Brennan, C., The National Economic and Social Forum, social partnership and policy formulation in the Republic of Ireland, Policy and Politics, 30, (2), 2002, p263 - 279 Journal Article, 2002

O'Sullivan, E. and O'Donnell, I., Why is Crime Decreasing in Ireland?, Irish Criminal Law Journal, 11, (2), 2001, p2 - 4 Journal Article, 2001

Mercy unto Thousands: Constructing the Institutional Child in, Understanding Children. Volume One: Education, Support and the Role of the State, Dublin, Oaktree Press, 2001, pp4578 , [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 2001

Women, the Welfare State and Homelessness in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)Edgar, B., Doherty, J. and Mina-Couell, A. , Women and Homelessness in Europe, Bristol, Policy Press, 2001, pp77 - 90, [O'Sullivan, E. and Higgins, M.] Book Chapter, 2001

Raftery, M. and O'Sullivan, E., Suffer the Little Children: The Inside Story of Ireland's Industrial Schools, 2nd Ed., New York, Continuum Publishers, 2001, 426pp Book, 2001

0' Donnell, I. and 0' Sullivan, E., Crime Control in Ireland: The Politics of Intolerance, Cork University Press, Cork, 2001, 102pp Book, 2001

O'Sullivan, E., The Children Bill, 1999: Something Old, Something New?, Irish Social Worker, 18, (2-4), 2000, p10 - 13 Journal Article, 2000

Buckley, H., O'Sullivan, E. and Skehill, C., Protecting Children under the Child Care Act, 1991 - Getting the Balance Right, Irish Journal of Family Law, 1, 1999, p10 - 14 Journal Article, 1999

O'Sullivan, E., Voluntary Agencies in Ireland - What Future Role?, Administration, 47, (4), 1999, p54 - 69 Journal Article, 1999

Torode, R. and O'Sullivan, E., The Impact of Dear Daughter, Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 3, (2), 1999, p85 - 97 Journal Article, 1999

Raftery, M. and O'Sullivan, E., Suffer the Little Children: The Inside Story of Ireland's Industrial Schools, Dublin, New Island Books, 1999, 424pp Book, 1999

McCashin, A. and O'Sullivan, E., Irish Social Policy Review (Special edition of Administration), Dublin, Institute of Public Administration., 1999, 281pp Book, 1999

Skehill, C. O'Sullivan, E. and Buckley, H., The Nature of Child Protection Practices: An Irish Case Study, Child and Family Social Work, 4, (2), 1999, p145 - 152 Journal Article, 1999

The Other Housing Crisis in, editor(s)Madden, D , Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies, Dublin, FFS, 1998, pp15 - 48, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 1998

Ireland in, editor(s)Mehlbye, J. and Walgrave, L. , Confronting Youth in Europe: Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice, Denmark, AFK, 1998, pp307 - 352, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 1998

Aspects of Youth Homelessness in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)Avramov, D. , Youth Homelessness in the European Union, Brussels, FEANSTA, 1998, pp250 - 261, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 1998

Buckley, H., Skehill, C. and O'Sullivan, E., Child Protection Practices in Ireland: A Case Study, Dublin, Oaktree Press / South Eastern Health Board, 1997, 240pp Book, 1997

O'Sullivan, E., 'Restored to virtue, to society and to God' Juvenile Justice and the Regulation of the Poor, Irish Criminal Law Journal, 17, (2), 1997, p171 - 194 Journal Article, 1997

Adolescents leaving care, leaving home and child care provision in Ireland and the UK: A critical view in, editor(s)Hill, M. and Aldgate, J. , Child Welfare Services:Developments in Law" Policy, Pracice and Research, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1996, pp212 - 224, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 1996

O'Sullivan, E., Juvenile Justice in the Republic of Ireland - Future Priorities, Irish Social Worker, 14, (2/4), 1996, p4 - 7 Journal Article, 1996

Reeves, E. and O'Sullivan, E, Wealth: The Forgotten Aspect of Welfare in Ireland, International Journal of Social Economics, 23, (2), 1996, p45 - 51 Journal Article, 1996

O'Stillivan,E., Homelessness and Social Policy in the Republic of Ireland, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Occasional Paper No. 5, Department of Social Studies, 1996, 123pp Book, 1996

Section 5 of the Child Care Act, 1991 and Youth Homelessness in, editor(s)Ferguson, H. and Kenny, P. , On Behalf of the Child: Child Welfare, Child Protection and the Child Care Act, A&A Farmer Press, 1995, pp84 - 104, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 1995

O'Sullivan, E., Homeless Children and the Problematics of Social Work, Irish Social Worker, 13, (3), 1995, p4 - 6 Journal Article, 1995

Identity and Survival in a Hostile Environment; Homeless Men in Galway in, editor(s)Curtin, C., Donnan, H., Wilson T. , Irish Urban Cultures. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast, Institute of Irish Studies, 1993, pp161 - 180, [O'Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 1993

O'Sullivan, E., The 1990 Presidential Election in the Republic of Ireland, Irish Political Studies, 6, 1991, p85 - 98 Journal Article, 1991

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Women's Homelessness: A Historical Perspective in, editor(s)Paula Mayock and Joanne Bretherton , Women's Homelessness in Europe, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp15 - 40, [Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2016

Glasses Needed for 997 in, editor(s)John Horgan , Great Irish Reportage, Dublin, Penguin, 2013, pp313 - 320, [Mary Raftery and Eoin O'Sullivan] Book Chapter, 2013

Paula Mayock, Eoin O'Sullivan and Mary Louise Corr, Young People's Pathways Through Homelessness, Homeless in Europe, Autumn, 2010, p4 - 7 Journal Article, 2010 URL

O'Sullivan, Eoin, Residential Child Welfare in Ireland: An Outline of Policy, Legislation and Practice., Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report Vol 4, The Stationery Office, May, 2009, 245, 430 Report, 2009 URL

Mayock, P. Corr, M.L. and O'Sullivan, E., Young People's Homeless Pathways., Dublin, Homeless Agency, December, 2008 Report, 2008

Eoin O'Sullivan, Criminalizing People Who are Homeless?, Homeless in Europe, Summer 2007, 2007, p3 - 4 Journal Article, 2007 URL

O'Sullivan, E., Will it Deliver a New Housing System?: of NESC (2004) Housing in Ireland: Performance and Policy, Cornerstone - The Magazine of the Homeless Initiative, 2005, p14 - 15 Journal Article, 2005

O'Sullivan, E., Homelessness in Ireland, 1988-2001: A Descriptive Analysis, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2002 Report, 2002

O'Sullivan, E., Migration and Housing in Ireland. Brussels, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2002 Report, 2002

0' Donnell, I. and O'Sullivan, E., Crime Rate is a Poor Barometer of the Nation's Health, The Irish Times, (August 14th), 2001, p12 - 12 Journal Article, 2001

O'Sullivan, E., Access to Housing in the Republic of Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2001 Report, 2001

O'Sullivan, E., The Children Bill, 1999: Responsibility and Regulation, Children's Legal Centre, The Children Bill, 1999, CLC, 2000, pp9 - 17 Conference Paper, 2000

O'Sullivan, E. and Higgins, M., Women and Homelessness in the Republic of Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 2000 Report, 2000

O'Sullivan, E., Poverty, Housing and Homelessness, Combat Poverty Agency Briefing Paper, 1999 Report, 1999

0' Sullivan, E., Active Citizenship in Ireland In The Role of Information in Shaping Social Policy, Proceedings of a Seminar, Dublin, National Social Service Board, 1999, pp8 - 12 Conference Paper, 1999

O'Sullivan, E., Supported Accommodation in Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 1999 Report, 1999

O'Sullivan, E. and Skehill, C., Evaluation of the Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society. Report to the Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society, 1998 Report, 1998

Restored to virtue, to society and to God' Juvenile Justice and the Regulation of the Poor in, editor(s)Bacik, I. and O'Connell, M. , Crime and Poverty in Ireland, Dublin, Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell, 1998, pp68 - 91, [0' Sullivan, E.] Book Chapter, 1998

O'Sullivan, E., The State, Voluntary Agencies, Housing and Homeless Services in the Republic of Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 1998 Report, 1998

O'Sullivan, E. and Gilligan, R., No School-No Future: Dimensions of Non-Attendance at School in the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, National Youthwork Press, 1998, 59pp Book, 1998

O'Sullivan, E., State Attitude to its Child Care Remains Curiously Ambivalent, Sunday Business Post, (December 17th), 1997 Journal Article, 1997

O'Sullivan, E., Services for Homeless Children in the Republic of Ireland: Evolution and Current Issues, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 1997 Report, 1997

O'Sullivan, E., Dimensions of Campaigning for Homeless Children in the Republic of Ireland, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Homelessness, where to sleep tonight; where to live tomorrow?, Brussels: FEANSTA., edited by Parmentier, C. , 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

O'Sullivan, E., Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Access to Housing, 1997 Report, 1997

Moore, J., O'Sullivan, E., Keenan, V. And 0' Gorman, B., Setting the Scene - 18-25 Year Olds in Context: An Overview of Housing and Homelessness issues, Stepping Out- The Housing Needs of 18-25 Year Olds, Conference organised by Focus Point, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

O'Sullivan, E. and Ryall, A., Access to Housing and Security of Tenure in the Republic of Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 1996 Report, 1996

O'Sullivan, E. and McKeown, K., Evaluation of the Residential Child Care Services at 69 Amiens St., Dublin 1 for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Report to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 1995 Report, 1995

O'Sullivan, E., Childcare Changes Need Careful Consideration, The Irish Times, (April 18th), 1995, p5 - 5 Journal Article, 1995

O'Sullivan, E., Homelessness, Housing Policy and Inequality in the Republic of Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 1994 Report, 1994

O'Sullivan, E., The Nature of Homelessness in the Republic of Ireland, Brussels, European Observatory on Homelessness, 1993 Report, 1993

0' Sullivan, E., Youth Homelessness, Doctrine and Life, 42, 1992, p199 - 204 Journal Article, 1992

O'Sullivan, E. and P. Cogan, Age of Opportunity. The Environment of Elderly Persons. A Study, RESPOND National Voluntary Housing Agency, 1991, 110pp Book, 1991

O'Sullivan, E., Notes on Voluntarism, Religion and History. PONPO Working Paper No. 253. Program on Non-Profit Organisations, Yale University, New Haven CT Working Paper,

O'Sullivan, E., Reflections on the Green Paper on the Community and Voluntary Sector and its Rela tionship wi th the Sta te. PONPO Working Paper No. 252. Program on Non-Profit Organisations, Yale University, New Haven CT. Working Paper,

Jackson, J.A. and O'Sullivan, E., Family Genealogies: Report on an Irish Student Sample. The Social History of Poverty in Central Europe; Working Papers. Budapest: Max Weber Foundation for the Study of Social Initiatives Working Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

Housing Policy, Homelessness, Comparative Penal Policy, Comparative Welfare States, History of Irish Social Policy.

Recognition

Representations

Research consultant to RTE documentary States of Fear. This three part documentary has won five media awards, including best documentary in the English Language at the Irish Film and Theatre Awards.

External Examiner in Social Policy for Cork and Waterford Institutes of Technology, 2000 - 2005; The University of Ulster, Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma / M.Litt in Housing Studies 2002-2007; Social Policy and Criminology, the Institute of Public Administration, 2006-10; UG programme in Criminology, Queens University Belfast, 2010-2013.

Ministerial Appointee to the Department of Environment and Local Government established Planning Group on Rental Assistance 2000 - 2004

Ministerial appointee to the Private Residential Tenancies Board 2004-2009 and 2009-2013

Ministerial Appointee to the Rent Tribunal 2009-2012 and 2012-2016

Lead Editor, European Journal of Homelessness 2009-

Ministerial appointee as Chair of the National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee 2013-2016 and 2016-2018

Ministerial Appointee as Chair of the Independent Statutory Committee to Review Local Government Arrangements in Galway 2015

Ministerial Appointee as Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Galway. 2017

Awards and Honours

FTCD 2006

Memberships

Member of the Social Policy Association

Member of the British Society of Criminology

Member of the European Society of Criminology