- SPIRe Staff on Media
- Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Development Studies
- SALI Professorship
- Teaching Fellow: European Comparative Politics
- Teaching Fellow: Peace and Conflict
- Book Launch
- UCD Postgraduate Virtual Open Day 1st March
- Sinead McGrath
- SPIRe projects receive IRC Funding
- UCD Virtual Summer School 2021
- New Lecturer positions in SPIRe
- New Professional Certificate Programmes: Quantitative Text Analysis and Programming for Social Scientists
- Professor David Farrell wins IRC Impact Award
- Ad Astra fellowships
- SPIRe Athena Swan Application
- Kalypso Nicolaïdis book event
- Jennifer Todd blog post: The Concertina Effect
- James Cross awarded Jean Monnet Chair
- IBIS part of major new project on Irish unification referendums
- Chinese Politics & International Relations Lecture Series
- New NPEE Podcast
- Launch Event, Mini-Public Deliberative Forum
- euandi Voter Advice App
- New MA in Gender, Politics and International Relations
- Artwork commissioned for GLOBUS research project
- Launch Event held for the Mini-Public Deliberation on Constitutional Futures
In memoriam, Dr. Sinéad McGrath
It is with great shock that we heard of the passing of our PhD graduate Dr. Sinéad McGrath, who after a cancer diagnosis in recent months, passed away peacefully on 20 January 2022.
Sinéad studied with us from September 2015, working particularly closely with Melanie Hoewer and Alexander Dukalskis. She defended her thesis last April and attended her conferral for the PhD just last month. Sinéad was an excellent researcher, an inspiring teacher, a wonderful colleague and a warm-hearted person. She deeply cared for human rights and actively supported marginalized groups, especially refugees. We will miss her dearly.
Her doctoral thesis brought a much needed gender perspective to issues on displacement and transitional justice by exploring the roles of international migration organisations in providing remedies for internally displaced women in Colombia. Her work was informed by her commitment and compassion for human rights and social justice and by her great expertise and experience in this area.
Sinéad will be missed for the very positive influence she had on our school for so many years. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends on their terrible loss.
May she rest in peace.