The Present State of Ireland


Location: Flanner Hall, Room 424

A discussion of current events in Ireland

Tony Fahey, professor of social policy, University College Dublin

Professor Fahey received his initial training at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (now National University of Ireland at Maynooth). He obtained a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. He was a member of the sociology department at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth from 1987 to 1992. He moved to the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin in 1992, where he remained until he took his present position of professor of social policy at UCD in April 2007. He has researched a wide range of sociological and social policy topics relating to Ireland and the European Union, and his current research projects deal with social deprivation and living conditions, population dynamics and social policy, and social policy aspects of European integration.

Sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute