Public affairs

Trinity is part of the social, economic, ecological, and political environment of Dublin, Ireland, and the world. Leading universities like Trinity are an open source of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, ground breaking research as well as teaching and learning. 

We work to broaden understanding of the modern university and develop relations between Trinity and the wider world. We facilitate engagement with Government, senior public servants, industry and business leaders, philanthropists, community and environmental groups, higher education institutions, other key stakeholders and decision-makers at home and abroad.  

The unit has a key role in anticipating and preparing for important policy developments in higher education and research as well as employment and skills strategies, FDI, health, environment, social media, culture and more. We provide insight and advice through briefings, presentations and workshops on key policy developments and trends. We prepare policy positions and responses, and deliver engagement programmes with key decision makers and influencers for the Provost and other senior university leaders.  

We are readily available as a source of advice and support to all academic and professional services leaders in Trinity who wish to improve stakeholder engagement.  

Staff Listing

Name Title  Phone Email
Sally-Anne Fisher Acting Director     + 353 1 896 3606

Orla Sweeney Executive officer + 353 1 896 3983    
Katie Byrne Senior executive officer + 353 1 896 4168