Welcome to the official blog of the UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), the oldest and the largest school 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.

At politicalscience.ie you can find all of the latest news on SPIRe’s ground-breaking research, upcoming speakers and events, and new programs.  Additionally, we invite you to join in the debate with SPIRe faculty on current issues in political science from the local to the global.

Professor Ben Tonra
Head of School
UCD School of Politics and International Relations

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