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The Policy Institute was officially opened by the Tánaiste in 1998 to provide an independent source of public policy research, innovation, advice and evaluation in Ireland.

  • Henry Grattan Public Lecture Series - which aims to promote informed debate and to offer new ideas on long-term social, political and economic challenges.
  • Social Sciences and Philosophy Public Lectures/Events - a series of talks by academics in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy which tackles topical issues.
  • The Dublin Forum - a series of events involving Dublin city policy-makers which focus on policy issues where social science expertise can make a significant contribution.
  • Studies in Public Policy – a series of publications (informally known as ‘Blue Papers’) which provide short, rigorous, but accessible analyses of policy issues.


Last updated 29 January 2015 .