Research Profile

Mary C. Murphy

Biography

Dr Mary C. Murphy holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and is a lecturer in politics with the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork. 
 
Mary specialises in the study of the EU and Northern Ireland politics. Her latest monograph Europe and Northern Ireland's Future: Negotiating Brexit's Unique Case was published by Agenda Publishing/Columbia University Press in April 2018. This text follows Mary's earlier work Northern Ireland and the European Union: The Dynamics of a Changing Relationship which was published by Manchester University Press in April 2014. Mary was also co-editor of a special issue of Administration in 2014 - 'Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU' - with John O'Brennan (NUIM). In 2015, Mary was awarded a Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship and was based at George Mason University, Virginia.  

Mary's secondary research interest is in first-time TDs and processes of parliamentary socialisation. In July 2013, her report At Home in the New House? A Study of First-Time TDs was published by the Hansard Society and launched in Leinster House by the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett TD, and the Chief Whip, Paul Kehoe TD. Mary has also conducted research on MPs in Myanmar/Burma with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). In late 2014, Mary was appointed to the Seanad Reform Working Group by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.  

Mary's research has also been published in a number of leading political science journals, including British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Ethnopolitics, Irish Political Studies, Parliamentary Affairs and Regional and Federal Studies, and she has contributed book chapters to a number of edited volumes. She is the Online Resources Editor for the leading EU politics textbook Politics in the EU by Bache, George and Bulmer (2011 and 2014) published by Oxford University Press. Mary also contributes regularly to national and international conferences and media. In 2014, she was presented with the Cork Academic Conference Ambassador Award by the Cork Convention Bureau for having brought the UACES Annual Conference 2014 to UCC. The conference attracted 470 academic delegates from 39 countries over a three day period in September 2014. 

In 2013 Mary was awarded the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Teaching and Learning Prize and was also awarded a UCC Teaching Fellowship for the 2013/2014 academic year. She is currently the President of the Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES). She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at UCC and her teaching responsibilities include the delivery of a number of modules on EU Politics, Northern Ireland politics and conflict studies. Mary is also Director of the online MComm Government and Public Policy programme. 
 
Mary graduated from the University of Limerick in 1995 with a BA (Hons) European Studies degree. Her postgraduate qualifications include an MSSc European Integration obtained from Queen's University Belfast in 1996. Following graduation, she worked for two years as a political researcher with the Northern Centre in Europe, based in Belfast. She later returned to continue her studies as a PhD student at the Institute of European Studies at Queen's University Belfast. Her PhD was awarded Special Mention in the European Union's Committee of the Regions Annual PhD Thesis Competition in 2004. She joined the Department of Government, UCC in 2003. Mary also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning which she obtained from UCC in 2006. 

Research Interests

My primary area of research interest is Northern Ireland and the European Union and the dynamics of the relationship between sub-national and EU politics. My work incorporates multi-level governance and Europeanisation literature in particular. My second area of research interest concerns parliamentary socialisation and parliamentary capacity-building and is focused on an examination of first-time TDs. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Teaching the Teachers: Strengthening the Study of the EU in Irish SchoolsERASMUS01-SEP-1531-AUG-18€46,827.00
Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES)ERASMUS01-SEP-1531-AUG-18€47,371.00
The State of the Union in 2015Department of Foreign Affairs01-MAY-1530-APR-16€5,000.00
Putting the Study of the EU Online in IrelandERASMUS01-SEP-1431-AUG-17€26,006.00
MComm Government and Public PolicyOther: Not Listed01-JAN-1431-DEC-17€30,000.00
Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EUERASMUS01-SEP-1331-AUG-14€11,136.00
College of Business and Law Teaching FellowshipOther: Not Listed01-SEP-1331-AUG-14€3,000.00
Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EUDepartment of Foreign Affairs01-JUN-1331-MAY-14€2,500.00
Conference Marketing SupportOther: Not Listed01-JAN-1131-DEC-11€5,015.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Europe and Northern Ireland's Future: Negotiating Brexit's Unique Case.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) Europe and Northern Ireland's Future: Negotiating Brexit's Unique Case. London: Agenda Publishing.   [Details]
(2014)Northern Ireland and the European Union: The Dynamics of a Changing Relationship.
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Northern Ireland and the European Union: The Dynamics of a Changing Relationship. Manchester: Manchester University Press.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2010)The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland, North and South
Hayward, Katy and Murphy, Mary C (Ed.). (2010) The Europeanization of Party Politics in Ireland, North and South London: Routledge.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'The Brexit crisis, Ireland and British-Irish relations: Europeanisation and/or de-Europeanisation?'
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) 'The Brexit crisis, Ireland and British-Irish relations: Europeanisation and/or de-Europeanisation?'. Irish Political Studies, 34 (4):530-550   [Details]
(2019)'Ireland and crisis governance: continuity and change in the shadow of the financial crisis and Brexit'
Murphy, Mary C. & O'Brennan, John (2019) 'Ireland and crisis governance: continuity and change in the shadow of the financial crisis and Brexit'. Irish Political Studies, 34 (4):471-489   [Details]
(2019)'Between the devil and the DUP: the Democratic Unionist Party and the politics of Brexit'
Murphy, Mary C.; Evershed, Jonathan (2019) 'Between the devil and the DUP: the Democratic Unionist Party and the politics of Brexit'. British Politics, [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'The EU and the Agreement in Northern Ireland: Before and After Brexit'
Murphy, Mary C. and Hayward, Katy (2018) 'The EU and the Agreement in Northern Ireland: Before and After Brexit'. Ethnopolitics, [Details]
(2016)'The EU Referendum in Northern Ireland: Closing Borders, Re-Opening Border Debates'
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'The EU Referendum in Northern Ireland: Closing Borders, Re-Opening Border Debates'. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 12 (4):844-853   [Details]
(2016)'Ireland and Brexit: A Roundtable'
Neal G. Jesse, Timothy G. McMahon, Mary C. Murphy, Gillian O’Brien, Timothy White (2016) 'Ireland and Brexit: A Roundtable'. The New Hibernia Review, 20 (4):17-43 [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)'The Future of European Studies: A Perspective from Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) 'The Future of European Studies: A Perspective from Ireland'. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 10 (4)   [Details]
(2014)'Ireland and the EU at Forty: Pragmatic incrementalism and differential policy convergence within a transformative European landscape'
Murphy, Mary C. and O'Brennan, John (2014) 'Ireland and the EU at Forty: Pragmatic incrementalism and differential policy convergence within a transformative European landscape'. Administration, 62 (2):1-24 [Details]
(2012)'The (Soft) Power of Commitment: The EU and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland'
Hayward, Katy and Murphy, Mary C. (2012) 'The (Soft) Power of Commitment: The EU and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland'. Ethnopolitics, 11 (4):439-452 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Regional Representation in Brussels and Multi-Level Governance: Evidence from Northern Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2011) 'Regional Representation in Brussels and Multi-Level Governance: Evidence from Northern Ireland'. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13 (4):551-566 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Pragmatic politics: The Ulster Unionist Party and the European Union'
Murphy, Mary C. (2009) 'Pragmatic politics: The Ulster Unionist Party and the European Union'. Irish Political Studies, 24 (4):589-602 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Party politics and the EU in Ireland, North and South'
Murphy, Mary C. and Hayward, Katy (2009) 'Party politics and the EU in Ireland, North and South'. Irish Political Studies, 24 (4):417-427 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Europeanisation and the Sub-national Level: Changing Patterns of Governance in Northern Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2007) 'Europeanisation and the Sub-national Level: Changing Patterns of Governance in Northern Ireland'. Regional & Federal Studies, 17 (3):293-315 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Exploring Political Science's Signature Pedagogy'
Murphy, Mary C. and Reidy, Theresa (2006) 'Exploring Political Science's Signature Pedagogy'. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10 (4) [Details]
(2006)'Reform of Dáil Éireann: The Dynamics of Parliamentary Change'
Murphy, Mary C. (2006) 'Reform of Dáil Éireann: The Dynamics of Parliamentary Change'. Parliamentary Affairs, 59 (3):1-17 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Northern Ireland under Devolution: The Challenge of Institutional Adaptation to EU Policy Formulation'
Murphy, Mary C. and McGowan, Lee (2003) 'Northern Ireland under Devolution: The Challenge of Institutional Adaptation to EU Policy Formulation'. Regional & Federal Studies, 13 (1):81-99 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'Bicameralism in the Irish unitary state'
Murphy, Mary C. (2020) 'Bicameralism in the Irish unitary state' In: Farrell, David and Hardiman, Niamh (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2020)'Europeanised policy making in Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2020) 'Europeanised policy making in Ireland' In: Hogan, John and Murphy, Mary P (eds). Policy Analysis in Ireland. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
(2020)'The Irish General Election 2020 and Brexit'
Murphy, Mary C. (2020) 'The Irish General Election 2020 and Brexit' In: Gallagher, Michael and Marsh, Michael (eds). How Ireland Voted 2020. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
(2018)'Brexit and the Irish Case'
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) 'Brexit and the Irish Case' In: Diamond, Patrick; Nedergaaard, Peter and Rosamond, Ben (eds). Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit. London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2017)'Northern Ireland and the EU: Applying a Theory of Multi-level Governance'
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) 'Northern Ireland and the EU: Applying a Theory of Multi-level Governance' In: White, Timothy (eds). Northern Ireland and Theories of International Relations. Manchester: Manchester University Press.   [Details]
(2017)'Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) 'Ireland' In: Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2017. Germany: Nomos. [Details]
(2016)'Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'Ireland' In: Weidenfeld, W. and Wessels, W (eds). Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2016. Germany: Nomos. [Details]
(2016)'The Seanad Election: Second Chamber, Second Chance'
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'The Seanad Election: Second Chamber, Second Chance' In: Gallagher, M. and Marsh, M (eds). How Ireland Voted 2016: The Election that Nobody Won. Basingstoke: Palgrave.   [Details]
(2015)'Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2015) 'Ireland' In: Instituts für Europäische Politik (eds). Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2015. Berlin: Instituts für Europäische Politik.   [Details]
(2010)'Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A Changed Relationship'
Murphy, Mary C (2010) 'Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A Changed Relationship' In: Hogan, John; Donnelly, Paul F. and O'Rourke, Brendan K (eds). Irish Business and Society: Reflections on Governing, Participating and Transforming in the 21st Century. Cork: Gill and Macmillan.   [Details]
(2010)'The European Union and 'normal' politics in Northern Ireland'
Murphy, Mary C. (2010) 'The European Union and 'normal' politics in Northern Ireland' In: Europe and Ireland: Europeanisation & Hibernicization. Netherlands: Rodolphi Press.   [Details]
(2005)'Northern Ireland and the Future of Europe Debate'
Murphy, Mary C. and Phinnemore, David (2005) 'Northern Ireland and the Future of Europe Debate' In: Holmes, Michael (eds). Ireland and the European Union: Nice, Enlargement and the Future of Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2003)'Europeanisation and the Irish Experience'
Murphy, Mary C. and McGowan, Lee (2003) 'Europeanisation and the Irish Experience' In: Adshead, Maura and Millar, Michelle (eds). Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland. London: Routledge.   [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum: The outcome, options and opportunities'
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum: The outcome, options and opportunities' The Journal of Cross Border Studies of Ireland, 11 :18-31.   [Full Text] [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2020)Brexit and the Union.
Murphy, Mary C. et. al (2020) Brexit and the Union. Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.   [Details]
(2016)Survey of Myanmar Members of Parliament: Reflections on the First Hluttaw.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) Survey of Myanmar Members of Parliament: Reflections on the First Hluttaw. UN Development Programme, Myanmar.   [Details]
(2015)To Remain or Leave? Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum.
Phinnemore, D.; Galligan, Y.; McCall, C.; McGowan, L. and Murphy, M.C. (2015) To Remain or Leave? Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum. EUDebateNI, Belfast.   [Details]
(2015)Report of the Seanad Reform Working Group.
Seanad Reform Working Group (2015) Report of the Seanad Reform Working Group. Government Stationery Office, Dublin.   [Details]
(2013)At Home in the New House? A Study of Ireland's First-Time TDs.
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) At Home in the New House? A Study of Ireland's First-Time TDs. Hansard Society, London.   [Details]
(2006)Public participation in the environmental field.
O'Mahony, P.; Skillington, T., Murphy, M.C. and Burke, G. (2006) Public participation in the environmental field. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dublin. [Details]
(2004)Social partnership and local development in Ireland: The limits to deliberation.
Teague, P. and Murphy, Mary C. (2004) Social partnership and local development in Ireland: The limits to deliberation. International Labour Office, Geneva. [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2020)Irish general election: five key factors.
Murphy, Mary C. (2020) Irish general election: five key factors. Blog   [Details]
(2020)Challenging the Belfast Agreement: how Brexit is impacting Northern Ireland's constitutional future.
Murphy, Mary C. (2020) Challenging the Belfast Agreement: how Brexit is impacting Northern Ireland's constitutional future. Blog   [Details]
(2020)Why Ireland's general election is important for the UK's future.
Murphy, Mary C. (2020) Why Ireland's general election is important for the UK's future. Blog   [Details]
(2019)Are the DUP for turning? When the Union is perceived to be at risk, all options are on the table.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Are the DUP for turning? When the Union is perceived to be at risk, all options are on the table. Blog   [Details]
(2019)Brexit will leave deep scars on the UK landscape as well as that of the EU: Can they be healed?.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Brexit will leave deep scars on the UK landscape as well as that of the EU: Can they be healed?. Blog   [Details]
(2019)What are the Irish Government's Brexit priorities? A united Ireland is not one of them.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) What are the Irish Government's Brexit priorities? A united Ireland is not one of them. Blog   [Details]
(2018)Reclaiming the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) Reclaiming the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement. Dublin: Blog   [Details]
(2018)The backstop is dividing Northern Ireland: We urgently need new talks.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) The backstop is dividing Northern Ireland: We urgently need new talks. Blog   [Details]
(2018)Is a Brexit deal possible?.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) Is a Brexit deal possible?. Blog   [Details]
(2018)Remembering the Good Friday Agreement.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) Remembering the Good Friday Agreement. Blog   [Details]
(2018)'Ireland and Britain: A firm and constant friendship?'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) 'Ireland and Britain: A firm and constant friendship?'. Cork: Blog   [Details]
(2017)How to coax Northern Ireland cross-party agreement on Brexit.
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) How to coax Northern Ireland cross-party agreement on Brexit. Blog   [Details]
(2017)The Limits to Euroscepticism in Ireland.
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) The Limits to Euroscepticism in Ireland. Blog   [Details]
(2017)Fine Gael and Brexit: Putting the National Interest Firs.
Costello, Anthony & Murphy, Mary, C. (2017) Fine Gael and Brexit: Putting the National Interest Firs. Ireland: Blog [Details]
(2017)Northern Ireland: A Casualty of Brexit?.
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Northern Ireland: A Casualty of Brexit?. Blog   [Details]
(2017)Fine Gael and Brexit: Putting the National Interest First?.
Costello, Anthony and Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Fine Gael and Brexit: Putting the National Interest First?. Blog   [Details]
(2016)Though it may be hit hardest, Northern Ireland isn’t talking enough about Brexit.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) Though it may be hit hardest, Northern Ireland isn’t talking enough about Brexit. Blog   [Details]
(2016)A new generation get the key to the Dail.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) A new generation get the key to the Dail. Blog   [Details]
(2016)Northern Ireland and Brexit: Now is not the time for talk of Irish unity.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) Northern Ireland and Brexit: Now is not the time for talk of Irish unity. Edinburgh: Blog   [Details]
(2016)'Trois lettres d'in royaume desuni'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'Trois lettres d'in royaume desuni'. France: Blog   [Details]
(2016)A Portrait of Northern Ireland and the European Union.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) A Portrait of Northern Ireland and the European Union. Blog   [Details]
(2015)Myanmar: A Slow but Steady Process of Change.
Murphy, Mary C. (2015) Myanmar: A Slow but Steady Process of Change. Virginia, USA: Blog   [Details]
(2014)Some Political Discusion, More Needed.
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Some Political Discusion, More Needed. Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies: Blog   [Details]
(2013)TDs, turnover and transition: Dail Eireann needs to do more to help new members.
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) TDs, turnover and transition: Dail Eireann needs to do more to help new members. Blog   [Details]
(2013)TDs, Turnover and Transition: Dail Eireann needs to do more to help new TDs.
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) TDs, Turnover and Transition: Dail Eireann needs to do more to help new TDs. Blog   [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2017)The Europeanization of Interest Groups in Malta and Ireland.
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) The Europeanization of Interest Groups in Malta and Ireland. Book Reviews   [Details]
(2011)The Houses of the Oireachtas, Parliament in Ireland.
Manning, M. and MacCarthaigh, M. (2011) The Houses of the Oireachtas, Parliament in Ireland. Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Direct rule and the governance of Northern Ireland.
Murphy, Mary C. (2010) Direct rule and the governance of Northern Ireland. Irish Studies Review: Book Reviews   [DOI] [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2019)North-South Cooperation: Past, Present, Future Landscape.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) North-South Cooperation: Past, Present, Future Landscape. Invited Lectures   [Details]
(2019)Annual Jean Monnet Lecture: Brexit, Borders and Bilateral Relations - The Irish Perspective.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Annual Jean Monnet Lecture: Brexit, Borders and Bilateral Relations - The Irish Perspective. Invited Lectures   [Details]
(2019)Europe and the British-Irish Relationship: Past, Present and Future.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Europe and the British-Irish Relationship: Past, Present and Future. Invited Lectures   [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2019)Brexiteers Bear All the Blame for the Irish Border Impasse.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Brexiteers Bear All the Blame for the Irish Border Impasse. Magazine article   [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2019)Brexit political efforts too little, too late and too limited.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Brexit political efforts too little, too late and too limited. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2019)Northern Ireland-only backstop may be Johnson's last option.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Northern Ireland-only backstop may be Johnson's last option. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2019)Brexit is pushing divided Britain to the verge of a breakdown.
Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Brexit is pushing divided Britain to the verge of a breakdown. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2018)'Brexit and the North: Making a bad situation worse'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2018) 'Brexit and the North: Making a bad situation worse'. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2017)Decisions to make for UK Kingmaker.
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Decisions to make for UK Kingmaker. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)'Brexit: 4.1% of NI residents born outside UK or Republic'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'Brexit: 4.1% of NI residents born outside UK or Republic'. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)'Brexit: Northern Ireland and CAP'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'Brexit: Northern Ireland and CAP'. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)'Brexit: How EU environmental law affects the North'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'Brexit: How EU environmental law affects the North'. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)'NI polls show preference to remain in EU'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) 'NI polls show preference to remain in EU'. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)UK Remain campaign can learn from Ireland’s EU referenda.
Murphy, Mary C. and O'Brennan, John (2016) UK Remain campaign can learn from Ireland’s EU referenda. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)Inclusive reform of Dail should be all for one and one for all.
MacCarthaigh, Muiris and Murphy, Mary C. (2016) Inclusive reform of Dail should be all for one and one for all. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2016)Unionists still on the fence when it comes to EU exit vote.
Murphy, Mary C. (2016) Unionists still on the fence when it comes to EU exit vote. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2015)Time for government to capitalise on public appetite for reform.
Murphy, Mary C. (2015) Time for government to capitalise on public appetite for reform. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2015)Catastrophic tactical error by Cameron.
Murphy, Mary C. and O'Brennan, John (2015) Catastrophic tactical error by Cameron. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2014)How substantial is UKIP threat?.
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) How substantial is UKIP threat?. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2014)Ireland needs more than MEPs in Europe.
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Ireland needs more than MEPs in Europe. Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2013)'Little done to progress political reform'.
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) 'Little done to progress political reform'. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2013)Fiscal and economic crisis a crisis of politics and engagement.
Murphy, Mary C.; O'Brennan, John (2013) Fiscal and economic crisis a crisis of politics and engagement. Newspaper Articles   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017Associated Fellow, Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh
2016Senior Research Fellow, Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Christ Church University
2015Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration European Commission
2015Fulbright-Schuman Award US Fulbright Commission
2015Judge, UACES Best PhD Prize UACES
2014Seanad Reform Working Group An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
2013PSAI Teaching and Learning Prize Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI)
2013UCC Teaching Fellowship University College Cork
2007UACES Fellow, School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast University Association for Contemporary European Studies (professional association)
2010Book Reviews Editor, Irish Political Studies Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI)
2009Research Fellow, School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast
2009Research Fellow, Centre for Canadian-Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Centre for Canadian-Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2004PhD Thesis awarded `Special Mention' in the Committee of the Regions Annual PhD Thesis Competition Committee of the Regions (of the European Union)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) *01-SEP-99 /
Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) *01-SEP-99 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Department of Government, Postgraduate Studies Committee Chair2016 /
Member, UACES Committee Events Sub-Committee Member2014 /
College of Business and Law Sabbatical Leave Committee Member2014 /
President, Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES) President2013 /
Judge, The Undergraduate Awards 2012 / 2012
Graduate Research Education Programme (GREP) Committee Departmental Coordinator2012 /
President, European Community Studies Association (ECSA) Ireland President2010 /
Co-Convenor European Studies Specialist Group (ESSG) of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) 2007 /
Judge, Committee of the Regions Annual PhD Thesis Competition 2008 / 2008

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Government, University College Cork College Lecturer01-SEP-03 /
Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick Junior Lecturer01-JAN-03 / 01-SEP-04
Northern Ireland Centre in Europe, Belfast Researcher01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1995University of Limerick BA - EUROPEAN STUDIES - ULPolitics, Economics
1996Queen's University Belfast M.S.Sc. European IntegrationEuropean Integration
2003Queen's University Belfast PhDNorthern Ireland and the EU
2006University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationTeaching & Learning in Higher Education

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Irish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
German BasicBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

25-Mar-13: Invited Expert Presentation to the Management Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Houses of the Oireachtas

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Representation Referee-
Jcms-Journal Of Common Market Studies Referee-
Public Administration Referee-
Irish Political Studies Referee-
Palgrave Referee-
Oxford University Press Referee-
Parliamentary Affairs Referee-
Regional Studies Referee-
Local Government Studies Referee-
European Political Science Referee-

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. & Evershed, Jonathan (2019) The DUP and the EU: From conflict to conformance and back again …. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Maynooth, Ireland , 18-OCT-19 - 20-OCT-19. [Details]
(2019)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. & Evershed, Jonathan (2019) An bhfuil ár lá tagtha? Sinn Féin, Special Status and the Politics of Brexit. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal . [Details]
(2019)UACES Annual Conference,
McEwen, Nicola & Murphy, Mary C. (2019) Brexit and the Union: Examining the Territorial Effects of the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU'. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal , 02-SEP-19 - 04-SEP-19. [Details]
(2019)PSA Annual Conference,
Evershed, Jonathan & Murphy, Mary C. (2019) The Irish Question Redux: Brexit and the Politics of the Union on the Island of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], PSA Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK , 15-APR-19 - 17-APR-19. [Details]
(2018)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. and Evershed, Jonathan (2018) Between the Devil and the DUP: The Democratic Unionist Party and the Politics of Brexit'. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Bath, UK , 03-SEP-18 - 05-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. and Evershed, Jonathan (2018) An bhfuil ar la tagtha? Sinn Fein, Special Status and the Politics of Brexit. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland , 12-OCT-18 - 14-OCT-18. [Details]
(2017)Economic Forum,
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) The future of the European Union in the face of rising Euroscepticism. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Economic Forum, Kyrnica , 05-SEP-17 - 07-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Northern Ireland and Brexit: An Opportunity to Consolidate the Peace Process?. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Krakow, Poland , 04-SEP-17 - 06-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Northern Ireland and Brexit: An opportunity to consolidate the peace process?. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Krakow, Poland , 04-SEP-17 - 06-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017)Council for European Studies,
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Reconciling ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’: Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum. [Oral Presentation], Council for European Studies, Glasgow, Scotland , 12-JUL-17 - 14-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)UCC HR Researcher Conference Mobility is Key,
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Building an Academic Career: The Importance of Home and Away. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], UCC HR Researcher Conference Mobility is Key, UCC, Cork , 26-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2017) Northern Ireland and Brexit: An opportunity to consolidate the peace process?. [Oral Presentation], European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference, Miami, Florida , 04-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016)PSAI Annual Conference,
Costello, Anthony & Murphy, Mary, C. (2016) Ireland and the UK Exit from the EU: Opportunities, Options and Outcomes. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Belfast . [Details]
(2015)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2015) The UK and the EU: Where Does Northern Ireland Stand?. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Bilbao, Spain , 07-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)Summer 2015 Mason Scholars, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,
Murphy, Mary C. (2015) Softly, Softly: How the European Union helped the Northern Ireland Peace Process. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Summer 2015 Mason Scholars, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, George Mason University, Virginia , 18-JUN-15 - 18-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Mid-West Model EU,
Murphy, Mary C. (2015) The UK General Election 2015: A Critical Moment for the EU?. [Keynote Speaker], Mid-West Model EU, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana , 10-APR-15 - 10-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)International Studies Association (ISA),
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Studies Association (ISA), Toronto, Canada , 28-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)ACIS-CAIS Annual Meeting,
White, Timothy; Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Third Parties as External Actors: The US and EU in Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ACIS-CAIS Annual Meeting, UCD, Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 15-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Reconstructing the University Classroom: Teaching Skills to Political Science Students. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Galway , 17-OCT-14 - 19-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)University of Windsor, Canada,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Northern Ireland and the European Union: Conflict, Cash and Caution. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Windsor, Canada, University of Windsor, Canada , 26-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and the European Union: Facing the Prospect of Change,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) The Current Relationship between Northern Ireland and the European Union: Direct and Indirect. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and the European Union: Facing the Prospect of Change, Queen's University Belfast , 09-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Xavier University, Cincinnati,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) The Role of International Organizations in Peace Processes: The Case of the EU in Northern Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Xavier University, Cincinnati, Xavier University, Cincinnati, US , 25-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)UACES Europe of Knowledge CRN,
Hadfield, A; Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Europe of Knowledge: Educational Earnestness or Economic Evangelism? The Impact of Re-nationalisation of EU Education Policy on the Europe of Knowledge. [Oral Presentation], UACES Europe of Knowledge CRN, Cambridge, UK , 11-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)PSAI Annual Conference,
MacCarthaigh, Muiris; Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Exploring North-South Inter-Parliamentary Co-operation. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Galway , 17-OCT-14 - 19-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)UACES Teaching and Learning Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) The Teaching of European Studies in Ireland: Time to Reconstruct the Classroom?. [Oral Presentation], UACES Teaching and Learning Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands , 26-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)Department of Politics and Public Administration Seminar Series, University of Limerick,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Northern Ireland and the EU: Between an Awkward Partner and a Good European. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Politics and Public Administration Seminar Series, University of Limerick, University of Limerick , 26-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014)Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution,
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Oireachtas Committees and the Politics of Inquiry. [Oral Presentation], Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution, DCU, Dublin , 04-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)ECPR General Conference,
MacCarthaigh, Muiris; Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Inter-Parliamentarism in Ireland: From Co-Operation to. [Oral Presentation], ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 03-SEP-14 - 06-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)IRC Workshop 'Parliaments Without Parties',
Murphy, Mary C. (2014) Parliamentarians Without Parties. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], IRC Workshop 'Parliaments Without Parties', NUI Offices, Dublin , 02-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2013)Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Seminar Series,
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) Learning by Doing: A Structured Approach to Writing Assignments. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Seminar Series, UCC, Cork , 12-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013)Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU,
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) Conflict, Cash and Caution: The EU Dimension to Northern Ireland Politics. [Oral Presentation], Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the EU, UCC, Cork , 29-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)PSAI Annual Conference 2013,
Murphy, Mary C. (2013) The (Unintended) Consequences of the Evolving Northern Ireland-EU Relationship for the United Kingdom. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference 2013, Dublin , 18-OCT-13 - 20-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2012) First-time TDs: The Socialisation of New Parliamentarians in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Derry, Northern Ireland , 19-OCT-12 - 21-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments,
Murphy, Mary C. (2012) First-time TDs: The Socialisation of New Parliamentarians in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Dublin, Ireland , 24-JUN-12 - 27-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2011) Borders & Mergers: The relationship between British/Irish bi-national party organisation and Europeanization. [Oral Presentation], European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference, Boston, US , 03-MAR-11 - 05-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C. (2011) First-time TDs and the first one hundred days. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 21-OCT-11 - 23-OCT-11. [Details]
(2010)PSAI Annual Conference,
Mary C. Murphy (2010) Regional Empowerment in Europe? Lessons from the Northern Ireland EU Taskforce. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Dublin , 08-OCT-10 - 10-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C. & Hayward, K. ; (2009) Party Politics and the EU in Ireland, North and South. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Liverpool Hope University , 09-OCT-09 - 11-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2008) The European Union and 'normal' politics in Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, NUIG Galway , 17-OCT-08 - 19-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Party Politics and the EU on the Island of Ireland,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2008) PSAI ESSG Specialist Group Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Party Politics and the EU on the Island of Ireland, Institute for European & International Affairs (IIEA), Dublin , 28-APR-08 - 28-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)ESSG PSAI Inaugural Conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2008) Pragmatic politics: The Ulster Unionist Party and the EU. [Oral Presentation], ESSG PSAI Inaugural Conference, Institute of European & International Affairs, Dublin , 28-APR-08 - 28-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)PhD Masterclass on EU Politics (Delivered by Prof Helen Wallace),
Murphy, M.C. & Hayward, K. ; (2007) PSAI ESSG Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], PhD Masterclass on EU Politics (Delivered by Prof Helen Wallace), UCC , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Rome,
Murphy, M.C.; (2007) Communicating Europe Initiative. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Rome, UCC , 09-MAY-07 - 09-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)The Challenge of Europe for our Century: Towards a Union of Pragmatism and Vision,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2007) Department of Government & Alliance Francaise de Cork European Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Challenge of Europe for our Century: Towards a Union of Pragmatism and Vision, UCC , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)ECPR General Conference,
Murphy, M.C.; (2007) Northern Ireland and the European Union: Proving the multi-level governance thesis. [Oral Presentation], ECPR General Conference, Pisa, Italy , 06-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Anything in Commons? An Irish-Canadian comparison of parliamentary reform,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2007) UCD Canadian Studies Seminar Series. [Oral Presentation], Anything in Commons? An Irish-Canadian comparison of parliamentary reform, University College Dublin , 26-FEB-07 - 26-FEB-07. [Details]
(2007)Guest Lecture,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2007) Northern Ireland and the European Union: The Dynamics of the Relationship. [Oral Presentation], Guest Lecture, Goldsmith, University of London , 29-NOV-07 - 29-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)UACES 37th Annual Conference & 12th Research Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2007) Northern Ireland and the European Union: Proving the multi-level governance thesis?. [Oral Presentation], UACES 37th Annual Conference & 12th Research Conference, Portsmouth, UK , 09-MAR-07 - 09-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Canadian Studies Seminar Series,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2007) Anything in Commons? An Irish-Canadian comparison of parliamentary reform. [Invited Oral Presentation], Canadian Studies Seminar Series, University College Dublin , 20-FEB-07 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2007)ECPR General Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2007) Northern Ireland and the European Union: Proving the multi-level governance thesis?. [N/A], ECPR General Conference, Pisa, Italy , 09-JUN-07 - 09-AUG-07. [Details]
(2006)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2006) The dynamism of Europeanization: Evidence from Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)International Symposium on 'Implementing learning outcomes: Implications for redefining teaching and learning',
Murphy, Mary C.; (2006) Learning outcomes & the teaching of political science: Improving the dynamics & dimensions of student learning. [Poster Presentation], International Symposium on 'Implementing learning outcomes: Implications for redefining teaching and learning', University College Cork, Ireland , 10-FEB-06 - 11-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2006) Northern Ireland and the European Union: Proving the multi-level governance thesis?. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, University College Cork , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Ionaid Bairre International Symposium,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2006) Learning Outcomes & the Teaching of Political Science: Improving the Dynamics & Dimensions of Student Learning. [Poster Presentation], Ionaid Bairre International Symposium, Cork , 10-FEB-06 - 11-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006)Doctorate of Governance Invited Lecture,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2006) The Regional Impact of European Integration: The Case of Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Doctorate of Governance Invited Lecture, Queen's University Belfast , 11-FEB-06 - 11-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006)PSAI Annual conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2006) Political Science Pedagogy: Learning in Political Science. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual conference, UCC , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)PSAI Annual Conference, University College Cork,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2006) Northern Ireland and the European Union: Proving the multi-level governance thesis?. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, University College Cork, UCC , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2006) Political Science Pedagogy. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, University College Cork , 20-OCT-06 - 22-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2006) The Dynamism of Europeanisation: Evidence from Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, University of Limerick , 31-AUG-06 - 02-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2005) Political Science & the Production of Technically Competent Barbarians. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 21-OCT-05 - 23-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C.; (2005) Europeanisation and the Sub-National Level: Changing Patterns of Governance in Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia , 05-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2005) Parliamentary reform: The Irish & Canadian Experiences. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 21-OCT-05 - 23-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2005) Parliamentary reform: The Irish & Canadian Experiences. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast , 21-OCT-05 - 23-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2005) Political Science & the production of technically competent barbarians. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast , 21-OCT-05 - 23-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)UACES Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2005) Europeanisation and the Sub-National Level: Changing Patterns of Governance in Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia , 05-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)College of St Rose Lecture Series on Irish Politics, History & Culture,
Murphy, M.C.; (2004) Reform of Dáil Éireann: Limited opportunities and possibilities for parliamentary reform. [Oral Presentation], College of St Rose Lecture Series on Irish Politics, History & Culture, College of St Rose, Albany, New York , 10-NOV-04 - 10-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)PSA Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2004) Devolution and the environment: The Northern Ireland experience. [Oral Presentation], PSA Annual Conference, University of Lincoln, UK , 06-APR-04 - 08-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2004) Parliamentary reform: Ireland and the UK compared. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland , 15-OCT-04 - 17-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)College of St Rose (Albany, USA) Lecture Series,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2004) Reform of Dáil Éireann: Limited opportunities and possibilities for parliamentary reform. [Invited Oral Presentation], College of St Rose (Albany, USA) Lecture Series, College of St Rose, Albany, USA , 10-NOV-04 - 10-NOV-04. [Details]
(2004)PSA Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C. ; (2004) Devolution and the Environment: The Northern Ireland Experience. [Oral Presentation], PSA Annual Conference, Lincoln, UK , 06-APR-04 - 08-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C.; (2004) Parliamentary reform: Ireland and the UK compared. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Limerick , 15-OCT-04 - 17-OCT-04. [Details]
(2003)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2003) Reform of Dáil Éireann: Limited opportunities, limited possibilities. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 17-OCT-03 - 19-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)PSAI Annual Conference,
Murphy, M.C.; (2003) Reform of Dáil Éireann: Limited opportunities, Limited Possibilities. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Annual Conference, Dublin , 17-OCT-03 - 19-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)Post-Nice: Ireland's evolving relationship with Europe after the Nice referendums,
Murphy, Mary C. & Phinnemore, David; (2003) Northern Ireland and the European Convention: Devolution, disinterest and direct rule. [Invited Oral Presentation], Post-Nice: Ireland's evolving relationship with Europe after the Nice referendums, Liverpool, UK , 22-FEB-03 - 22-FEB-03. [Details]
(2003)Post-Nice: Ireland's Evolving Relationship with Europe after the Nice Referendums,
Murphy, M.C. & Phinnemore, D.; (2003) Northern Ireland and the European Convention: Devolution, disinterest and direct rule. [Oral Presentation], Post-Nice: Ireland's Evolving Relationship with Europe after the Nice Referendums, Liverpool Hope University , 22-FEB-03 - 22-FEB-03. [Details]
(2001)European Liaison,
Kennedy, Dennis & Murphy, Mary C.; (2001) Plus ça change: Stormont, devolution and the European Union. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Liaison, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast , 26-JUN-01 - 26-JUN-01. [Details]
(2001)UACES Annual Conference,
McGowan, Lee & Murphy, Mary C.; (2001) Northern Ireland under devolution: Facing the challenge of institutional adaptation to EU policy formulation. [Oral Presentation], UACES Annual Conference, Bristol, UK , 03-SEP-01 - 05-SEP-01. [Details]
(2001)PSAI Postgraduate Conference,
Murphy, Mary C.; (2001) Northern Ireland, devolution and the European Union: The party political context. [Oral Presentation], PSAI Postgraduate Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland , 21-SEP-01 - 21-SEP-01. [Details]

Other Activities

 Description

Mary has contributed to radio (national radio RTE and local radio WLRFM); print media (Irish Examiner, Evening Echo); and blogs. A selection of her opinion pieces include the following:

'Unionists still on the fence when it comes to EU exit vote', Irish Examiner, 11 January 2016 http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/unionists-still-on-the-fence-when-it-comes-to-eu-ex... 

‘Time for government to capitalise on public appetite for reform’, Irish Examiner, 29 July 2015 http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/government-should-capitalise-on-public-appetite-for-reform-345062.html  

‘Catastrophic tactical error by Cameron’, Irish Examiner, 18 May 2015 (with John O’Brennan) http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/catastrophic-tactical-error-by-cameron-331159.html

‘How substantial is UKIP threat?’, Irish Examiner, 1 September 2014 http://www.irishexaminer.com/analysis/how-substantial-is-ukip-threat-284301.html

'Ireland needs more than MEPs in EU, Irish Examiner, 21 May 2014 http://www.irishexaminer.com/election2014/election2014-analysis/ireland-needs-more-than-meps-in-eu-269280.html

‘Fiscal and economic crisis a crisis of politics and engagement’, Irish Examiner, 28 November 2013 (with John O’Brennan) http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/fiscal-and-economic-crisis-a-crisis-of-politics-and-engagement-250923.html 


'TDs, turnover and transition: Dail Eireann needs to do more to help new members', politicalreform.ie blog, 19 July 2013 http://politicalreform.ie/2013/07/19/tds-turnover-and-transition-dail-eireann-needs-to-do-more-to-help-new-members/

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Dr Murphy's teaching responsibilities include the following:

GV1202 Politics of the European Union

GV3206 Politics in Northern Ireland

GV3104 Introduction to the Politics of the EU

GV3210 Conflict and Conflict Resolution 

GV6011 EU Political System and Policies 

GV6017 Political Science Fundamentals (online module) 

Dr Murphy has supervised two PhD students to completion and is interested in supervising prospective PhD students in the following areas (broadly defined): European Union politics; Northern Ireland politics; Northern Ireland and the EU (also Ireland and UK relationship with the EU); Europeanisation; multi-level governance; parliamentary reform; first-time TDs/MPs (Ireland and elsewhere); political socialisation.

Dr Murphy is also Director of the Online MComm Government and Public Policy programme. Further information can be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/government/postgraduatestudy/mcomm/. The application process is currently open and any queries can be directed to marcy.murphy@ucc.ie. 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021Politics of the European Union GV1202Politics of the European Union
2021Politics and Policies of the European Union GV6120Politics and Policies of the European Union
2021Politics in Northern Ireland GV3206Politics in Northern Ireland

Contact details

  • Mary C. Murphy
    Senior Lecturer BA EUROPEAN STUDIES -UL, MSC EUROPEAN INTEGRATION - QUEENS, PHD - QUEENS, PG DIP - TEACHING & LEARNING IN HIGHER ED - UCC
  • maryc.murphy@ucc.ie
  • Department of Government & Politics
    O'Rahilly Building
    University College Cork
  • 021 4902981

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