MoLI is delighted to launch Past/Present/Pride, a series of conversations that will remember and celebrate UCD’s LGBTI+ literary alumni. Hosted by psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton, Past/Present/Pride will reflect on the work of writers associated with UCD across the decades – decades that have witnessed significant social change for members of the LGBTI+ communities in Ireland & beyond.

Past/Present/Pride is a collaboration between MoLI and UCD’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme. Over the last number of years UCD has made an explicit commitment to promoting an inclusive community where people identifying as LGBTI+ feel safe, valued and provided equal opportunity.

Episode 3: Mary Dorcey

21 January 2021, 7pm 

In the next episode of Past/Present/Pride, a series of conversations that celebrates LGBTI+ writers, psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton speaks to poet and fiction writer Mary Dorcey. Register here.

Episode 2: Colm Tóibín

7 January 2021 

In this episode of Past/Present/Pride, Dr Paul D'Alton speaks to writer Colm Tóibín. You can watch the episode below.


Episode 1: Emma Donoghue
27 June 2020 

In the first episode of Past/Present/Pride, Dr Paul D’Alton speaks with Emma Donoghue, author of over twelve novels, including RoomAkin, and Stir Fry. Across a rich hour of conversation, Donoghue, born in Dublin in 1969, touches on subjects as diverse as same-sex parenting, the tension between safety and freedom, coming out to her mother, and the power of fiction. Donoghue’s new novel, The Pull of the Stars (Pan Macmillan) is set in a Dublin hospital in 1918 during the height of the Spanish flu pandemic.

UCD Pride 2020

UCD invited Dublin Pride's joint Grand Marshall, John Gilmore, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems to join Paul D'Alton, Associate Professor of the School Psychology and Chair of the LGBTI Sub-Group, Marcellina Fogarty, Strategic EDI Manager and Eimear O' Reilly, EDI Project Officer to raise the Pride flag in UCD.
UCD are delighted that a UCD staff member from the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems was appointed to be this year's Grand Marshall for Dublin Pride.  
See more photos the raising of the Pride flag in UCD on our news page.
Pictured: Dr John Gilmore, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Join Grand Marshall, Dublin Pride 2020, Dr Paul D'Alton, Associate Professor School of Psychology, Chair of UCD LGBTI Sub-Group, Marcellina Fogarty, Strategic EDI Manager and Eimear O' Reilly, EDI Project Officer 

Dublin Pride 2020

Join the Digital Dublin Pride festival and virtual parade.

Leading in an Inclusive World, Wednesday, 24. Jun 2020, 10:00-11:30am 

During Pride month, this workshop supports those leading a team in UCD with practical tools to manage a diverse team & to take a closer look at their inclusive leadership style & that of the wider organisation in supporting greater LGBT inclusion & EDI broadly. This session is also suitable for those leading on EDI in their School/Unit. Register via the UCD Booking Centre.