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Welcome to the PSAI

The Political Studies Association of Ireland promotes the study of politics both in and of Ireland.

PSAI 2014 Annual Conference
The 2014 Annual Conference will be hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway, between 17 - 19 October 2014. For details about the conference, including conference registration, conference programme and accommodation information, please check out the conference website - - or contact the conference convenors Brendan Flynn, Niall O'Dochartaigh and Stacey Striver-Furlong.

PSAI Postgraduate Biennial Conference
The biennial Postgraduate Conference took place in Dublin City University on Friday, 16 May 2014. The conference programme can be accessed here.

PSAI prizes awarded

  • 2013 Brian Farrell Book Prize:
    Awarded to Dr. Cara Nine, Department of Philosophy, University College Cork for her book Global Justice and Territory published by Oxford University Press, 2012
  • PSAI Teaching and Learning Award:
    Awarded to Dr Mary C. Murphy, Department of Government, University College Cork
  • 2013 Basil Chubb PhD Prize:
    Awarded to Dr. Walt Kilroy, of the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University for his thesis From Conflict to Ownership: Participatory approaches to the reintegration of ex-combatants in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
  • The 2013 PSAI Best Conference Paper:
    Awarded to Dr. Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan for her paper The Troika in Ireland

We hope you find this website a useful resource. Using the categories on the left hand side of this page, you can access information about:

We're always happy to hear from members and non-members alike. You may contact us at
Alternatively you may contact any of the office holders:

President: Prof David Farrell, University College Dublin -
Vice-President: Dr Theresa Reidy, University College Cork  -
Secretary: TBC
Treasurer: Dr Jane Suiter, Dublin City University - Email:
PhD Student Representative: Michael Martin, NUI Galway – Email:

Postal enquires: PSAI President, c/o School of Politics & International Relations, University College Dublin, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.