• Festschrift
    Why not join us for a Festschrift (writing feast) to celebrate the writing of Dr Pauline Conroy?! It takes place on Friday, 29th November 2019 at 6pm at Wynn's Hotel on Lower Abbey Street. The evening will be chaired by Dr Maria Pierce and Dr Patricia Kennedy and contributors will include community activists, social commentators, researchers, academics and others including Therese Caherty, Tommy McKearney, Nuala Kelly and Patrick McDonnell. Full information about the seminar can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
  • Immigrant Integration in Ireland
    The ISPA hosted a seminar on Immigrant Integration in Ireland on November 21st at Wynn's Hotel. Professor Mary Gilmartin of Maynooth and Dr Paul Rouse of UCD spoke. Full information about the seminar (as well as slides) can be accessed here.
  • Institutional Ireland
    The ISPA seminar on February 21st at Wynn's Hotel was titled The Persistence of Institutional Ireland: A Question of Policy, and there were three excellent presentations from Liam Thornton, Muireann Ni Raghallaigh and Eoin O'Sullivan. Full information about the seminar can be accessed here.
  • Political Economy of the Irish Welfare State
    Fred Powell, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at UCC, gave a lecture entitled The Political Economy of the Irish Welfare State on Thursday October 4th at the Carmelite Centre in Dublin. For further details click here.
  • Postgrad & Early Career Researcher Conference
    The ISPA hosted its biennial research conference in the Carmelite Community Centre on Friday 27th July 2018. Full information about the seminar can be accessed here.
  • Join the ISPA
    To learn more about ISPA membership, click here.