Welcome to the UCD School of Politics and International Relations, the oldest and the largest of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.
SPIRe is a dynamic, multi-faceted and highly-international school offering exciting and professionally-valuable programmes of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our academic staff are engaged in cutting-edge research on a wide variety of political issues, including ethno-political conflict, human rights, and Ireland's role in the European Union, to name just a few. The School is also home to three research centres: the Centre for Development Studies, the Dublin European Institute, and the Institute for British-Irish Studies.
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Professor David Farrell
Head of School
UCD School of Politics and International Relations
Studying Politics at UCD School of Politics & International Relations (Youtube Video)