Lecturer
Government
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3368
E: A.Quinlivan@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/

Government
UCC

T: +353 21 490 3368
E: A.Quinlivan@ucc.ie

Aodh worked in Cork County Council from 1994 to 2000, during which time he undertook his PhD on a part-time basis. On completion of his doctoral thesis, Aodh joined UCC as a college lecturer in 2000. He was promoted to an 'Above the Bar' lecturer in 2005. Aodh is the Director of the BSc Government degree programme and the MSc Government programme. His main research interests are in the areas of local government and public sector management. He is regarded as Ireland's leading specialist on local government and has published widely in this area.


Research Interests

My research strategy is based on two areas in particular. The first is local government, the traditional core strength of the Department of Government (and of the Department of Public Administration before that). I aim to continue the legacy of Dick Haslam, former Head of the Department of Public Administration, who was respected nationally and internationally as a local government scholar. To date, I have had a major impact on my discipline in the area of local government and I am recognised as one of the two leading Irish academics in the field (the other is Mark Callanan who completed a PhD under my supervision in 2006). Each year I am invited to present papers at councillor conferences and I think it is vital to retain my links with the local government community at a practical level. From an academic standpoint, my main research output is in the area of local government (see below) and I am presently in the process of finishing two local government books which will be published in 2009: All Politics is Local: A Guide to Local Elections in Ireland (with Liam Weeks) and Innovation and Best Practice in Irish Local Government (with Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan). I am also in the process of setting up a local government specialist group within the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI).

My second area of research is public management and governance, especially examining public service reforms in the context of new public management (NPM) literature. I have already published papers and book chapters in this area and I hope to expand on this in the years ahead. Aside from having a deep research interest in public management, my research strategy is partly driven by the fact that local government is a limited area of specialisation.

 


Books

YearPublication
(2013)The Freedom of Cork: A Chronicle of Honour.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) The Freedom of Cork: A Chronicle of Honour. Cork City: The Collins Press. [Details]
(2011)Inside City Hall Politics - A Year in the Life of Cork City Council.
Quinlivan, A.; (2011) Inside City Hall Politics - A Year in the Life of Cork City Council. Cork: Echo Publications. [Details]
(2009)All Politics is Local: A Guide to Local Elections in Ireland.
Quinlivan, A. and Weeks, L.; (2009) All Politics is Local: A Guide to Local Elections in Ireland. Cork: The Collins Press. [Details]
(2009)Innovation and Best Practice in Irish Local Government.
Quinlivan, A; Schön-Quinlivan, E; (2009) Innovation and Best Practice in Irish Local Government. Dublin: Chambers Ireland and SIPTU. [Details]
(2006)PHILIP MONAHAN:A MAN APART.THE LIFE AND TIMES OF IRELAND'S FIRST LOCAL AUTHORITY MANAGER.
QUINLIVAN, AODH; (2006) PHILIP MONAHAN:A MAN APART.THE LIFE AND TIMES OF IRELAND'S FIRST LOCAL AUTHORITY MANAGER. Dublin: INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Economies of scale in local government: an Irish contribution to an international debate'
Aodh Quinlivan, Mark Callanan, Ronan Murphy (2014) 'Economies of scale in local government: an Irish contribution to an international debate' In: Emmanuel Cherrier and Stephane Guerard (eds). La Regionalisation En Europe: Regards Croises. Brussels, Belgium: Groupe Larcier. [Details]
(2014)'The Republic of Ireland'
Schon-Quinlivan, E.; Quinlivan, A. and Collins, N. (2014) 'The Republic of Ireland' In: Chandler, J.A (eds). Comparative Public Administration. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)'Multi-Level Governance'
Quinlivan, A. and Collins, N.; (2010) 'Multi-Level Governance' In: Politics in the Republic of Ireland. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Multi-level Governance'
Collins, N., Quinlivan, A.; (2005) 'Multi-level Governance' In: Politics in the Republic of Ireland. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2004)'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem'
Quinlivan, Aodh Mullally, Gerard; (2004) 'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem' In: Political Issues in Ireland Today (3rd. Edition). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2003)''Motivation at work: the example of NPM reforms in the European Commission.''
Quinlivan, Aodh Schon, Emmanuelle; (2003) ''Motivation at work: the example of NPM reforms in the European Commission.'' In: La Motivation au Travail Dans Les Services Publics. [Details]
(2002)''Community Empowerment in Irish Local Government - Strategic Planning in Blarney.''
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) ''Community Empowerment in Irish Local Government - Strategic Planning in Blarney.'' In: Developing Local Governnace Networks in Europe. [Details]
(2003)'Motivation at work: the example of NPM reforms in the European Commission'
Schön E. and Quinlivan, A. ; (2003) 'Motivation at work: the example of NPM reforms in the European Commission' In: La motivation au travail dans les services publics. Paris: L¿Harmattan. [Details]
(2004)'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem'
Mullally, Gerard; Quinlivan, Aodh (2004) 'Environmental Policy: Managing the Waste Problem' In: Political Issues in Ireland Today. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'The 2014 Local Elections in the Republic of Ireland'
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) 'The 2014 Local Elections in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, 30 (1):132-142 [Details]
(2014)'The Risks of Intuition: Size, Costs and Economies of Scale in Local Government'
Callanan, M,Murphy, R,Quinlivan, A (2014) 'The Risks of Intuition: Size, Costs and Economies of Scale in Local Government'. Economic and Social Review, 45 :371-403 [Details]
(2012)'Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Ireland and the role of local government'
O'Mullane, M,Quinlivan, A (2012) 'Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Ireland and the role of local government'. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 32 :181-186 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The 2009 Local Elections in the Republic of Ireland'
Quinlivan, A,Weeks, L; (2010) 'The 2009 Local Elections in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, 25 :315-324 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Reconsidering directly elected mayors in Ireland: Experiences from the United Kingdom and America'
Quinlivan, A; (2008) 'Reconsidering directly elected mayors in Ireland: Experiences from the United Kingdom and America'. Local Government Studies, 34 (5):609-623 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Learning Lessons from the Ringaskiddy Incinerator Story'
Quinlivan, A and McCarthy, T ; (2008) 'Learning Lessons from the Ringaskiddy Incinerator Story'. Administration, 56 (2):1-18 [Full Text] [Details]
(2007)'Does Ireland need US-Style Executive Mayors?'
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2007) 'Does Ireland need US-Style Executive Mayors?'. Current Municipal Problems, 34 (2) [Details]
(2004)'The 2004 European Parliament Election in the Republic of Ireland'
Schön-Quinlivan, E. and Quinlivan, A.; (2004) 'The 2004 European Parliament Election in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Political Studies, 19 (2) [Details]
(2002)''European standards and waste management in Ireland - examining the local implementation deficit''
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) ''European standards and waste management in Ireland - examining the local implementation deficit''. Administration, 50 (2):67-79 [Full Text] [Details]
(2002)'Breaking down the barriers? New Public Management in the European Commission'
Schön, E. and Quinlivan, A. ; (2002) 'Breaking down the barriers? New Public Management in the European Commission'. Journal of Public Affairs, 2 (2) [Details]
(2000)'Local Government Bill, 2000 - Implications for Municipal Authorities. Another False Pregnancy'
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) 'Local Government Bill, 2000 - Implications for Municipal Authorities. Another False Pregnancy'. Administration, 48 (3):10-20 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2008)'The need for a coordinated approach to planning: the story of Indaver in Ringaskiddy'
Quinlivan, A. and McCarthy, T. ; (2008) 'The need for a coordinated approach to planning: the story of Indaver in Ringaskiddy' Taighde, Research Journal of the Faculty of Commerce, 2 (1) :72-85. [Details]
(2008)'The Mayor Essentials - Experience Abroad'
Quinlivan, A; (2008) 'The Mayor Essentials - Experience Abroad' Local Authority Times, 12 (2) :9-12. [Details]
(2006)'Interest Intermediation and Internalised Governance'
Quinlivan, A; (2006) 'Interest Intermediation and Internalised Governance' Political Science Working Paper Series, 2 . [Details]
(2006)'Best Practice in Local Government Training: The Dublin City Council Model'
Quinlivan, A. and Schön-Quinlivan, E.; (2006) 'Best Practice in Local Government Training: The Dublin City Council Model' Political Science Working Paper Series, 5 . [Details]
(2006)'Local Authority Structures and Administrative Boundaries: Evidence from the United Kingdom and Other Jurisdictions'
Quinlivan, A., Collins, N. and Carmichael, P. ; (2006) 'Local Authority Structures and Administrative Boundaries: Evidence from the United Kingdom and Other Jurisdictions' Political Science Working Paper Series, 6 . [Details]
(2006)'US-Style Leadership for Irish Cities?'
Quinlivan, A; (2006) 'US-Style Leadership for Irish Cities?' Taighde, Research Journal of the Faculty of Commerce, 1 (2) :78-85. [Details]
(2006)'Electing More Than Mayor Caution'
Quinlivan, A.; (2006) 'Electing More Than Mayor Caution' Council Review, 20 :78-87. [Details]
(2005)'Innovation a new concept for local authorities'
Quinlivan, A. and Schön-Quinlivan, E.; (2005) 'Innovation a new concept for local authorities' Council Review, :32-41. [Details]
(2003)'Is there life after the dual mandate?'
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) 'Is there life after the dual mandate?' Council Review, * :89-95. [Details]
(2003)'The politics of environmental risk - a discussion on the authority of science?'
Quinlivan, A., Fernandez, E. and Schön, E.; (2003) 'The politics of environmental risk - a discussion on the authority of science?' Politics Working Paper Series, . [Details]
(2003)'Local authority structures and administrative boundaries: evidence from the United Kingdom'
Quinlivan, A., Collins, N. and Carmichael, P. ; (2003) 'Local authority structures and administrative boundaries: evidence from the United Kingdom' Research paper for Cork City Council, . [Details]
(2003)'Blueprint for Municipal Government'
Quinlivan, A; (2003) 'Blueprint for Municipal Government' Council Review, . [Details]
(2003)'Engendered or Endangered?'
Quinlivan, A; (2003) 'Engendered or Endangered?' Council Review, :53-59. [Details]
(2003)'The Politics of Environmental Risk - A Discussion on the Authority of Science'
Fernandez, E., Quinlivan, A. and Schon, E.; (2003) 'The Politics of Environmental Risk - A Discussion on the Authority of Science' Politcs Working Paper Series, * :*-*. [Details]
(2003)''The Politics of Environmental Risk - A Discussion on the Authority of Science''
Quinlivan, Aodh, Fernandez, Eluska and Schon, Emmanuelle; (2003) ''The Politics of Environmental Risk - A Discussion on the Authority of Science'' Politics Working Paper Series (Department of Government, UCC), * :*-*. [Details]
(2003)''Winds of change in the air''
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) ''Winds of change in the air'' Council Review, * :*-*. [Details]
(2003)'Winds of Change in the Air'
Quinlivan, A; (2003) 'Winds of Change in the Air' Council Review, . [Details]
(2002)'Election 2002 - Critical Essays on the Results and Analysis'
Quinlivan, A. et al.; (2002) 'Election 2002 - Critical Essays on the Results and Analysis' Politics Working Paper Series, . [Details]
(2002)'Comparative Local Government'
Quinlivan, A.; (2002) 'Comparative Local Government' Text and Course Notes for the Institute of Public Administration, . [Details]
(2002)''Election 2002 - Critical Essays on the Results and Analysis''
Quinlivan, Aodh et al.; (2002) ''Election 2002 - Critical Essays on the Results and Analysis'' Politics Working Paper Series (Department of Government, UCC), * :*-*. [Details]
(2002)'Election 2002, critical essays on the results and analysis'
Harris, C Quinlivan A, O'tuama S. Cottey A, Buckley F and Reidy T; (2002) 'Election 2002, critical essays on the results and analysis' . [Details]
(2001)'Transforming government through civic engagement and e-democracy'
Quinlivan, A., Harris, C., Buckley, F. and Schön, E.; (2001) 'Transforming government through civic engagement and e-democracy' US Congressional Internet Caucus Task Force, . [Details]
(2001)''Local Government Reform in Ireland - Fact or Fiction?''
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) ''Local Government Reform in Ireland - Fact or Fiction?'' Politics Working Paper Series (Department of Government, UCC), * :*-*. [Details]
(2001)''Kinnock's Administrative Reforms: A Cultural Perspective''
Quinlivan, Aodh and Schon, Emmanuelle; (2001) ''Kinnock's Administrative Reforms: A Cultural Perspective'' Politics Working Paper Series (Department of Government, UCC), * :*-*. [Details]
(2001)'Transforming government through civic engagement and e-democracy'
Harris, C, Quinlivan A., Schon E. and Buckley F; (2001) 'Transforming government through civic engagement and e-democracy' Submission to the US Congressional Internet Caucus Task Force, . [Details]
(2001)'Kinnock's Administrative Reforms: A Cultural Perspective'
Quinlivan, A. and Schön, E.; (2001) 'Kinnock's Administrative Reforms: A Cultural Perspective' Politics Working Paper Series, . [Details]
(2000)'The Impact of New Public Management on Elected Representatives, Management and the Comminity Sector in Irish Local Government: A Case Study of Cork County Council'
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) 'The Impact of New Public Management on Elected Representatives, Management and the Comminity Sector in Irish Local Government: A Case Study of Cork County Council' PhD Thesis, UCC, * :*-*. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2012)An Examination of Human Resource Issues and Senior Staffing Levels in Irish Local Government.
Aodh Quinlivan and group appointed by Irish Government (2012) An Examination of Human Resource Issues and Senior Staffing Levels in Irish Local Government. Government Publications, Stationery Office, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. [Details]

Blog

YearPublication
(2014)Does Dublin need a DEM?.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Does Dublin need a DEM?. Blog [Details]
(2014)Lack of female councillors.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Lack of female councillors. Blog [Details]
(2014)Austerity hitting Irish local authorities.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Austerity hitting Irish local authorities. Blog [Details]
(2014)Commentary on local property tax.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Commentary on local property tax. Blog [Details]
(2014)Power of veto for councillors.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Power of veto for councillors. Blog [Details]
(2014)Details on local elections 2014.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Details on local elections 2014. Blog [Details]
(2014)Typology of Irish local election candidates.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Typology of Irish local election candidates. Blog [Details]
(2013)Irish Councils Fighting Back.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Irish Councils Fighting Back. Blog [Details]

Electronic Article

YearPublication
(2014)President Higgins was conferred with the freedom of Cork city but what does that mean?.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) President Higgins was conferred with the freedom of Cork city but what does that mean?. Electronic Article [Details]

Generic

YearPublication
(2004)Local World Collection, Institut de Ciències Polítiques i Socials (ICPS).
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) Local World Collection, Institut de Ciències Polítiques i Socials (ICPS). Barcelona, Spain: Generic [Details]
(2003)A raid into dark corners - a review of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland.
Quinlivan, A.; (2003) A raid into dark corners - a review of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. Generic [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2014)Election focus on the southside.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Election focus on the southside. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Local government is a necessary bulwark to safeguard democracy.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Local government is a necessary bulwark to safeguard democracy. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Why local elections matter.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Why local elections matter. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Election focus on Cork's northside.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Election focus on Cork's northside. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Who runs for political office and why?.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Who runs for political office and why?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Frankenstein's Monster.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Frankenstein's Monster. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Story of Dublin's directly elected mayor is not over.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Story of Dublin's directly elected mayor is not over. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Cooking up something savoury to please voters in bye-elections.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Cooking up something savoury to please voters in bye-elections. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Lack of female local politicians in Ireland is a growing concern.
Aodh Quinlivan and Fiona Buckley (2014) Lack of female local politicians in Ireland is a growing concern. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Recalling 1924 when Cork City Council was dissolved.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Recalling 1924 when Cork City Council was dissolved. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Years ago but issues the same.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Years ago but issues the same. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Women biggest losers as town councils go.
Aodh Quinlivan and Fiona Buckley (2014) Women biggest losers as town councils go. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Northern Ireland's diminished councils and what this means for democracy.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Northern Ireland's diminished councils and what this means for democracy. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)The people of Dublin have been robbed of chance to vote for a mayor.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) The people of Dublin have been robbed of chance to vote for a mayor. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Dramatic Election Changes Everything.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Dramatic Election Changes Everything. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)We have casually removed a level of democracy.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) We have casually removed a level of democracy. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)L'Irlande, modele de reussite pour les politiques d'austerite? Pas si sur.
Aodh Quinlivan and Yannick Cabrol (2013) L'Irlande, modele de reussite pour les politiques d'austerite? Pas si sur. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)Whe JFK received the freedom of Cork.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Whe JFK received the freedom of Cork. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)Councils are vital to the good health of democracy.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Councils are vital to the good health of democracy. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)The battle for local government reform.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) The battle for local government reform. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)Austerity plans could see Ireland scrap 83 councils - but will it help?.
Aodh Quinlivan and Yannick Cabrol (2013) Austerity plans could see Ireland scrap 83 councils - but will it help?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)Yes to Cha and Miah, No to Nelson Mandela.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Yes to Cha and Miah, No to Nelson Mandela. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)Budget signals beginning of 2014 local election campiagn.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Budget signals beginning of 2014 local election campiagn. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Strength of local government is the fact that it is accessible.
Aodh Quinlivan (2012) Strength of local government is the fact that it is accessible. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Seeking solutions from our councillors.
Aodh Quinlivan (2012) Seeking solutions from our councillors. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Reforms mean less access to democratic process.
Aodh Quinlivan (2012) Reforms mean less access to democratic process. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Today, we woke up to a new political landscape.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Today, we woke up to a new political landscape. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Wacky Motions wasting council time.
Aodh Quinlivan (2012) Wacky Motions wasting council time. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Election Column: Article 1.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Election Column: Article 1. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Election Column: Article 2.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Election Column: Article 2. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Election Column: Article 3.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Election Column: Article 3. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Election Column: Article 4.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Election Column: Article 4. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Election Column: Article 5.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Election Column: Article 5. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Election Column: Article 6.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Election Column: Article 6. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Politics Series: Article 1.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Politics Series: Article 1. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Politics Series: Article 2.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Politics Series: Article 2. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Politics Series: Article 3.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Politics Series: Article 3. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)Local Politics Series: Article 4.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Politics Series: Article 4. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2008)Commissioned research for Cork County Council to examine the use of service indicators in Irish local government.
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2008) Commissioned research for Cork County Council to examine the use of service indicators in Irish local government. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2003)Commissioned research for the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland on the future of the Association.
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) Commissioned research for the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland on the future of the Association. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2003)Commissioned research for Cork City Council to examine the possibility of a boundary extension application.
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) Commissioned research for Cork City Council to examine the possibility of a boundary extension application. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2001)Transforming government through civic engagement and e-democracy.
Harris C, Quinlivan A.,Schon E., Buckley F.; (2001) Transforming government through civic engagement and e-democracy. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)Commissioned research for the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland.
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) Commissioned research for the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(2000)The impact of new public management on elected representatives, management and the community sector in Irish local government: a case study of Cork County Council.
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) The impact of new public management on elected representatives, management and the community sector in Irish local government: a case study of Cork County Council. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Working Paper

YearPublication
(2014)The Cork Progressive Association and the Dissolution of Cork Corporation in 1924.
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) The Cork Progressive Association and the Dissolution of Cork Corporation in 1924. Working Paper [Details]
(2014)JFK and the Freedom of Cork.
Aodh Quinlivan and Padraig MacConsaidin (2014) JFK and the Freedom of Cork. Working Paper [Details]
(2013)Let's stop pretending this is a local property tax.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Let's stop pretending this is a local property tax. Working Paper [Details]
(2013)Let's stop pretending this is a local property tax.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Let's stop pretending this is a local property tax. Working Paper [Details]
(2013)Irish councils fight back against cuts with jobs, tech and collaboration.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Irish councils fight back against cuts with jobs, tech and collaboration. Working Paper [Details]
(2013)Irish councils fight back against cuts with jobs, tech and collaboration.
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Irish councils fight back against cuts with jobs, tech and collaboration. Working Paper [Details]
(2002)Election 2002, critical essays on the results and analysis.
Harris, C Quinlivan A., O'Tuama S., Cottey A., Buckley F., & Reidy T; (2002) Election 2002, critical essays on the results and analysis. Cork: Working Paper [Details]
(2002)Election 2002, critical essays on the results and analysis.
Harris, C Quinlivan A., O'Tuama S., Cottey A., Buckley F., & Reidy T; (2002) Election 2002, critical essays on the results and analysis. Cork: Working Paper [Details]
(2009)Local Elections in Ireland, 1899-2009.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) Local Elections in Ireland, 1899-2009. Working Paper [Details]

Research Report

YearPublication
(2009)An Examination of the Water Services Investment Programme for Cork County Council.
Aodh Quinlivan (2009) An Examination of the Water Services Investment Programme for Cork County Council. Research Report [Details]
(2011)The Case for Town Local Government in Ireland in the 21st Century.
Aodh Quinlivan (2011) The Case for Town Local Government in Ireland in the 21st Century. Research Report [Details]
(2012)Options for Local Government Reform: Submission to Government.
Aodh Quinlivan and PSAI Local Government Specialist Group (2012) Options for Local Government Reform: Submission to Government. Research Report [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Staff Recognition Award - Enhancing the Student Experience University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
EUROLOC (Standing Group of ECPR) To further local government and governance studies/
Political Studies Association of UK (PSA) Body of political scientists in UK/
Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Body of political scientists in Ireland/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)The Shape of Local Government in 2025,
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Conference paper presenting a vision for local government in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Shape of Local Government in 2025, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Funeral Address for Carrickmacross Town Council,
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Presentation to mark the abolition of town councils in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Funeral Address for Carrickmacross Town Council, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan . [Details]
(2014)A New Era for Local Government in Ireland,
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Annual Conference of Town Clerks of Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], A New Era for Local Government in Ireland, Castlemartyr, Cork . [Details]
(2014)Reforming or Destroying Irish Local Government,
Aodh Quinlivan (2014) Paper examining local government refrom. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Reforming or Destroying Irish Local Government, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)A Critical Analysis of Putting People First,
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Analysis of government proposals. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], A Critical Analysis of Putting People First, Public Sector Efficiency Summit, Croke Park, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Reforming Irish Local Government,
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Paper about reform efforts in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Reforming Irish Local Government, Edinburgh, Scotland . [Details]
(2013)Local Government Reform - Real or Imaginary?,
Aodh Quinlivan (2013) Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Local Government Reform - Real or Imaginary?, New Ross, County Wexford . [Details]
(2012)Economies of Scale in Local Government: An Irish Contribution to an International Debate,
Aodh Quinlivan, Mark Callanan, Ronan Murphy (2012) Paper presented at Observatory of Local Autonomy (OLA) Conference in the Universite de Valenciennes, France. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Economies of Scale in Local Government: An Irish Contribution to an International Debate, Universite de Valenciennes, France . [Details]
(2012)The Case Against Directly Elected Mayors,
Aodh Quinlivan (2012) Conference held at The Little Museum of Dublin. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Case Against Directly Elected Mayors, Little Museum of Dublin . [Details]
(2011)Local Democracy - A Vision for the Future,
Aodh Quinlivan (2011) La Touche Legacy Seminar. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Local Democracy - A Vision for the Future, Greystones, County Wicklow . [Details]
(2011)Is Big Really so Efficient? Investigating Assumptions Concerning Local Government Reform and Amalgamation,
Aodh Quinlivan, Mark Callanan, Ronan Murphy (2011) Annual Conference of Political Association of Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Is Big Really so Efficient? Investigating Assumptions Concerning Local Government Reform and Amalgamation, UCD, Dublin . [Details]
(2011)The Freemen of Cork,
Aodh Quinlivan (2011) Public lecture to comemorate 75th anniversary of the opening of Cork City Hall. [Keynote Speaker], The Freemen of Cork, City Hall, Cork . [Details]
(2011)Local Government and PoliticaL Reform,
Quinlivan, A.; (2011) Spring Seminar of Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Local Government and PoliticaL Reform, Bantry, County Cork . [Details]
(2010)Local Government for the Future,
Aodh Quinlivan (2010) Annual Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Local Government for the Future, Donegal . [Details]
(2010)Options for Reform - Local Government in Ireland,
Aodh Quinlivan (2010) Political Reform Conference. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Options for Reform - Local Government in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2010)Life in Cork in 2030 - Transformational Change Required to Deliver Prosperity,
Aodh Quinlivan (2010) Town Hall debate by Cork Evening Echo. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Life in Cork in 2030 - Transformational Change Required to Deliver Prosperity, Cork . [Details]
(2008)Spring Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2008) Municipal Government in the Context of Modernisation. [Oral Presentation], Spring Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland, Wexford , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2008) The Council of Europe, the European Charter of Local Self-Government and Irish Local Government. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Galway , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Winter Conference of the Local Authority Members Association (LAMA),
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2007) It's autonomy, stupid. [Oral Presentation], Winter Conference of the Local Authority Members Association (LAMA), Carlow , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Department of Government Conference, Perceptions of Women in Politics,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2006) Betty Friedan has a point. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Conference, Perceptions of Women in Politics, UCC , 01-JUL-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2005)International Conference of the PUBLIN Consortium and the Department of Government, 'Breaking New Ground: Innovation in the Public Sector'September 2005,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2005) 'Some examples of innovation in Irish local government: a case study of Dublin City Council'. [Oral Presentation], International Conference of the PUBLIN Consortium and the Department of Government, 'Breaking New Ground: Innovation in the Public Sector'September 2005, UCC , 17-SEP-05 - 18-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)International Conference jointly hosted by the PUBLIN Consortium and the Department of Government, Breaking New Ground: Innovation in the Public Sector,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2005) Some Examples of Innovation in Irish Local Government: A Case Study of Dublin City Council. [Oral Presentation], International Conference jointly hosted by the PUBLIN Consortium and the Department of Government, Breaking New Ground: Innovation in the Public Sector, UCC , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Politics Youth ConferenceApril 2005,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2005) 'Government and Politics'. [Oral Presentation], Politics Youth ConferenceApril 2005, Duhallow, Co. Cork , 14-APR-05 - 14-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Youth Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2005) Government and Politics. [Oral Presentation], Youth Conference, Duhallow Park Hotel , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2004)Department of Government Conference, Enhancing Local Democracy - The Role of the Local Councillor in Ireland,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) Handling Local Controversies - Case Study of Waste Management. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Conference, Enhancing Local Democracy - The Role of the Local Councillor in Ireland, UCC , 01-MAR-04 - 01-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) The Problem with Women - Gender Parity in Irish Local Government. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, University of Lincoln , 01-APR-04 - 01-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Government Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) I'm a Local Councillor, Get me out of Here. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Conference, UCC , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)Annual National Forum of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, Reform of Local Government Financing - Value for Money and Effectiveness,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) Local Government Finance in a Wider Context. [Oral Presentation], Annual National Forum of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, Reform of Local Government Financing - Value for Money and Effectiveness, Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow , 01-NOV-04 - 01-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)Winter Seminar of the Local Authority Members Association (LAMA),
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) Local Government in the Republic of Ireland - Myth or Reality?. [Oral Presentation], Winter Seminar of the Local Authority Members Association (LAMA), Dundalk , 01-NOV-04 - 01-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Government Conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Cork City Management Act 1929,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) Philip Monahan and his Legacy. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Cork City Management Act 1929, Kingsley Hotel, Cork , 01-DEC-04 - 01-DEC-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Government Annual ConferenceSeptember 2004,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) 'I'm a local councillor, get me out of here'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Annual ConferenceSeptember 2004, UCC , 12-SEP-04 - 14-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004)Conference to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Cork City Management Act 1929,
Quinlivan, A.; (2004) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Cork City Management Act 1929, Kingsley Hotel, Cork , 13-JUL-04 - 15-JUL-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Government Conference to commemorate the 75th. anniversary of the Cork City Management Act 1929December 2004,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) 'Philip Monahan and his legacy'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Conference to commemorate the 75th. anniversary of the Cork City Management Act 1929December 2004, Cork , 12-DEC-04 - 12-DEC-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Government Conference, 'Enhancing Local Democracy - The Role of the Local Councillor in Ireland'March 2004,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) 'Handling local controversies - case study of waste management'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Conference, 'Enhancing Local Democracy - The Role of the Local Councillor in Ireland'March 2004, UCC , 16-MAR-04 - 16-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)Winter Seminar of the Local Authority Members AssociationNovember 2004,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) 'Local Government in the Republic of Ireland - Myth or Reality?'. [Oral Presentation], Winter Seminar of the Local Authority Members AssociationNovember 2004, Dundalk, Co. Louth , 26-NOV-04 - 28-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)Annual National Forum of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, 'Reform of Local Government Financing - Value for Money and Effectiveness'November 2004,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) 'Local Government Finance in a Wider Context'. [Oral Presentation], Annual National Forum of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, 'Reform of Local Government Financing - Value for Money and Effectiveness'November 2004, Carlow , 04-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the United KingdomApril 2004,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) 'The problem with women - gender parity in Irish local government'. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of the United KingdomApril 2004, Lincoln, UK , 12-APR-04 - 14-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)NA,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2004) A conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the passing of the Cork City Management Act, 1929. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], NA, Cork , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2003)Fine Gael Regional Conference on Local GovernmentOctober 2003,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) 'Does the political will exist to establish genuine local democracy in Ireland?'. [Oral Presentation], Fine Gael Regional Conference on Local GovernmentOctober 2003, Cork , 11-OCT-03 - 12-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)EUROLOC,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) Annual EUROLOC (part of the European Consortium for Political Research) summer school for local government PhD students. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EUROLOC, UCC , 01-JUL-03 - 07-JUL-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) The AMAI as a credible national local government association. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland, Wexford , 01-SEP-03 - 01-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)Fine Gael Regional Conference on Local Government,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) Does the political will exist to establish genuine local democracy in Ireland?. [Oral Presentation], Fine Gael Regional Conference on Local Government, Cork , 01-OCT-03 - 01-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the General Council of County Councils,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) Local democracy after the dual mandate. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the General Council of County Councils, Cork , 01-MAY-03 - 01-MAY-03. [Details]
(2003)Politics Youth ConferenceMarch 2003,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) 'All politics in local - especially in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Politics Youth ConferenceMarch 2003, Duhallow, Co. Cork , 07-MAR-03 - 07-MAR-03. [Details]
(2003)Youth Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) All politics is local ... especially in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Youth Conference, Duhallow Park Hotel , 01-MAR-03 - 01-MAR-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of IrelandSeptember 2003,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) 'The AMAI as a credible national local government association'. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of IrelandSeptember 2003, Wexford , 06-SEP-03 - 08-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of IrelandOctober 2003,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) 'Gender parity in Irish local government - expectations and experiences of female city and county councillors'. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of IrelandOctober 2003, Dublin , 21-OCT-03 - 23-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)The annual EUROLOC (part of the European Consortium for Political Research) summer school for local government PhD students,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) The event ran for ten days in UCC and attracted doctoral students from all across Europe. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The annual EUROLOC (part of the European Consortium for Political Research) summer school for local government PhD students, UCC , 01-JAN-03 - 10-JAN-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the General Council of County CouncilsMay 2003,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) 'Local democracy after the dual mandate'. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the General Council of County CouncilsMay 2003, Cork , 19-MAY-03 - 20-MAY-03. [Details]
(2003)Innovations in Local Government,
Quinlivan, A.; (2003) International Summer School for PhD students of local government. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Innovations in Local Government, UCC, Cork , 01-JUL-03 - 30-JUL-03. [Details]
(2003)Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2003) Gender parity in Irish local government - expectations and experiences of female city and county councillors. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Dublin , 01-OCT-03 - 01-OCT-03. [Details]
(2002)Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring Seminar,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) Beyond the Local Government Act 2001 - but what¿s the endgame?. [Oral Presentation], Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring Seminar, Tralee , 01-FEB-02 - 01-FEB-02. [Details]
(2002)Local Government Reform ConferenceMarch 2002,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) 'The Local Government Act 2001 - some more home truths'. [Oral Presentation], Local Government Reform ConferenceMarch 2002, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary , 29-SEP-02 - 30-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring Seminar,February 2002,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) 'Beyond the Local Government Act 2001 - but what's the endgame?'. [Oral Presentation], Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring Seminar,February 2002, Tralee , 21-FEB-02 - 22-FEB-02. [Details]
(2002)Local Government Reform Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) The Local Government Act 2001 - some more home truths. [Oral Presentation], Local Government Reform Conference, Clonmel , 01-MAR-02 - 01-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002)International Research Symposium on Public Management (IRSPM VI)April 2002,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) 'Renewal or re-invention? Effective local governance and policy formulation in Ireland through collaborative advantage and community empowerment'. [Oral Presentation], International Research Symposium on Public Management (IRSPM VI)April 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland , 05-APR-02 - 08-APR-02. [Details]
(2002)European Summer School in Local Government Studies, EUROLOC NetworkJuly 2002,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) 'The system of interest intermediation and internalised governance'. [Oral Presentation], European Summer School in Local Government Studies, EUROLOC NetworkJuly 2002, Blaubeuren, Germany , 26-JUL-02 - 28-JUL-02. [Details]
(2002)European Summer School in Local Government Studies, EUROLOC Network,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) The system of interest intermediation and internalised governance. [Oral Presentation], European Summer School in Local Government Studies, EUROLOC Network, Blaubeuren, Germany , 01-JUL-02 - 01-JUL-02. [Details]
(2002)International Research Symposium on Public Management (IRSPM VI),
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2002) Renewal or re-invention? Effective local governance and policy formulation in Ireland through collaborative advantage and community empowerment. [Oral Presentation], International Research Symposium on Public Management (IRSPM VI), Edinburgh , 01-APR-02 - 01-APR-02. [Details]
(2001)Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring Seminar,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) The curse of Pandora?. [Oral Presentation], Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring Seminar, Tralee , 01-FEB-01 - 01-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001)Blackwater Valley Tourism Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) Emerging European Public Management Models- The Possibilities for Irish Local Government. [Oral Presentation], Blackwater Valley Tourism Conference, Duhallow , 01-MAY-01 - 01-MAY-01. [Details]
(2001)European Group of Public Administration Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) Community Empowerment in Irish Local Government. [Oral Presentation], European Group of Public Administration Conference, Vaasa, Finland , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01. [Details]
(2001)The annual Philip Monahan Lecture series,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) the annual Philip Monahan Lecture series which has attracted speakers such as John Hume, Mary McAleese and Robert Putnam. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The annual Philip Monahan Lecture series, NA , 01-JAN-01 - 01-JAN-09. [Details]
(2001)Department of Government Annual Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) The implementation of legislative changes in Local Government. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Annual Conference, UCC , 30-SEP-01 - 30-SEP-01. [Details]
(2001)Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) European standards and waste management in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway , 01-NOV-01 - 01-NOV-01. [Details]
(2001)Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring SeminarFebruary 2001,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) 'The curse of Pandora?'. [Oral Presentation], Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Spring SeminarFebruary 2001, Tralee, Co. Kerry , 24-FEB-01 - 25-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001)European Group of Public Administration ConferenceSeptember 2001,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2001) 'Community Empowerment in Irish Local Government'. [N/A], European Group of Public Administration ConferenceSeptember 2001, Vaasa, Finland , 30-DEC-01 - 30-DEC-01. [Details]
(2000)Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Annual ConferenceSeptember 2000,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) 'Local Government Bill 2000 - Another False Pregnancy?'. [Oral Presentation], Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Annual ConferenceSeptember 2000, Inchydoney, Co. Cork , 22-SEP-00 - 22-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)Department of Government Post-Graduate Seminar SeriesFebruary 2000,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) 'An action research case study analysis of the application of new public management philosophies in Cork County Council'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Post-Graduate Seminar SeriesFebruary 2000, UCC , 23-SEP-00 - 23-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)Department of Government Post-Graduate Seminar Series,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) An action research case study analysis of the application of New Public Management philosophies in Cork County Council. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Post-Graduate Seminar Series, University College Cork , 01-FEB-00 - 01-FEB-00. [Details]
(2000)Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Annual Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) Local Government Bill 2000 ¿ Another False Pregnancy?. [Oral Presentation], Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland Annual Conference, Inchydoney , 01-SEP-00 - 01-SEP-00. [Details]
(2000)Department of Government Annual Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (2000) 'The implementation of legislative changes in local government'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Annual Conference, UCC , 15-SEP-00 - 16-SEP-00. [Details]
(1999)Department of Government Annual Conference September 1999,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (1999) 'Taking Local Government into the Millennium'. [Oral Presentation], Department of Government Annual Conference September 1999, UCC , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Quinlivan, Aodh; (1999) 'European standards and waste management in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Local Government Specialist Group of PSAI Convenor/Chair/
Organising Committee for Annual Philip Monahan Memorial Lecture Chair/
MBA Programme Board Member/
Editorial Advisory Committee of Administration (Journal of IPA) Member/
Department of Government staff/student forum Member/
College of Business and Law Recuitment Committee Member/
National Government-Appointed Local Government Committee Member2012 / 2013
BSc Government Board of Studies Chair/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer01-OCT-00 /
Cork County Council Clerical Officer and Assistant Staff Officer01-JAN-94 / 01-JAN-00

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1994University College Cork BCommCommerce
2000University College Cork PHDThe Impact of New Public Management on elected representatives, management and the community sector in Irish local government: a case study of Cork County Council
2010University College Cork Postgrad Cert. in Teaching & Learning in HETeaching and Learning

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Gaeilge FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
French FunctionalBasicBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland
Commissioned research for the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland, 2000. Preparation of submission to central government with regard to the Local Government Act 2001.
Cork City Council
Commissioned research for Cork City Council to examine the possibility of a boundary extension application
Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland
Commissioned research for the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland on the future of the Association
Cork County Council
Commissioned research for Cork County Council to examine the use of service indicators in Irish local government
Irish Government
National committee examining human resource issues and senior staffing levels in Irish local government

Outreach Activities

 Description

Public lecture in November 2013 at event hosted by Lee Valley Enterprise Board to explain to people in Macroom the significance of the closure of the local town council.


Hosting of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Government in February 2010, the first time such a JOC met outside Dublin.

Public talk to South Parish Historical Society in June 2013 to explain the history of the Freedom of Cork.

Public speech in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, in April 2014 to explain to people about the closure of the local town council.

Public talk in Kilmurry National School in May 2014 to explain the significance of the local government elections.

Member of judging panel on Chambers Ireland 'Excellence in Local Government' awards scheme from 2008-2012

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Public Policy Editor-
Administration Member of Editorial Board-

Other Activities

 Description

College of St Rose, Albany, New York State, Lecturer exchange, August to December 2006

Teaching Interests

                         

I try to vary my teaching methods to avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’. There is a strong practical element to my teaching (as well as academic) so I use field trips and case studies to illustrate public policy issues.

 

In addition I make every effort to vary my teaching approach, using such tools as videos, debates and guest lecturers. I also seek regular feedback from the class (i.e. not just at the end of the academic year) on what worked and what could be better. For this feedback I use techniques gained on the Teaching and Learning Certificate programme, such as the ‘muddiest point’ (Classroom Assessment Technique, CAT) and the ‘minute quiz’.

 

As my research and teaching feature areas of current affairs (e.g. local government reform, public sector change, Croke Park negotiations) and I am in regular contact with practitioners in the field (through conferences and my commissioned research) my lecture notes are always topical, current and up-to-date. With this in mind, I always build in some flexibility into my module guides and lecturing plans to allow for breaking news and game-changing events.

 

Since taking over the directorship of the BSc Government I have transformed the content of the degree. One of my initial concerns was that the degree lacked integration and that there was little coherence between the four years of the programme. I also felt that some modules were taught ‘out of place’ (e.g. fourth year modules which should have been placed earlier in the programme).

 

Through a series of meetings of the BSc Board of Studies (which I convene and chair) and at a staff level in the Department of Government I have introduced changes through the Commerce Faculty which I believe greatly enhance the BSc Government. I am proud to say that some of this change has been student driven from feedback received through the Staff/Student Forum, focus groups and module assessments. The changes were also partly driven by the Quality Review reports that the Department of Government as received over the years, as well as the reports from the External Examiner of the BSc Government. The views of employers was also instrumental.

 

Students can now see a clear ‘path’ for them through the degree programme and can understand how the large variety of modules (and the third year placement) are integrated.

 

My development in this area owes much to my experiences on UCC’s Teaching and Learning Certificate programme and my exposure to the Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Teaching for Understanding (TfU).

This has influenced my approach to teaching, assessment, collaboration and reflection.

 

I have used many of these innovations and techniques initially on my Executive MBA class before extending them to the modules I teach on the BSc Government, BComm, BSc Public Health and Health Promotion as well my guest classes on the Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development.

My main teaching interests are in the areas of:

  • Local Government/Democracy
  • Local Politics
  • Public Management
  • Land-Use Planning
  • Waste Management