The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) – University College Dublin is 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 UN-linked Centre for Sustainable Development Solutions, the Dublin European Institute, and the Institute for British-Irish Studies.
Person responsible for VIADUCT activities: Prof Ben Tonra, Full Professor and Head of International Relations, UCD Geary Institute Fellow, Director of UCD Institute for British-Irish Studies