UCD social work academics contribute to a new book on social work in the Republic of Ireland:

This is the first all-Irish social work textbook edited by academics from the four universities involved in professional social work education in the Republic of Ireland (Alastair Christie, Brid Featherstone, Suzanne Quin and Trish Walsh). The thirteen chapters which address the diversity and richness of social work practice in Ireland were all written by teams of experts from across these different universities. Each chapter was authored by two academics from different universities who share expertise in the specialist areas of work reviewed in the book. This is a unique venture and provides the first comprehensive view of social work practice in Ireland. School colleagues co- authored the following chapters;

1. Revisiting our History post-Celtic Tiger: So What's New?; Caroline McGregor and Suzanne Quin 

5. Adoption in Ireland: Exploring the Changing Context; Simone McCaughren and Muireann Ní Raghallaigh

6. Fostering the future: A Change Agenda in the Provision of Alternative Care; Valerie O'Brien and Marie Cregan

8. Intellectual Disability: Responding to the Life Course Goals and Challenges for Individuals and their Families; Bairbre Redmond and Anna Jennings

9. Responding to Psychosocial Aspects of Illness and Health: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work; Erma O'Connor and Elaine Wilson

12. Substance Misuse and Social Work in Ireland: Must Do Better?; Shane Butler and Hilda Loughran 

13. Growing Old with Dignity: Challenges for Practice in an Ageing Society; Sarah Donnelly and Anne O'Loughlin