Irish Social Policy Association Spring Seminar: The Persistence of Institutional Ireland – 21 February

Date: 21 February 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Venue: Wynn's Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.


  • The use of Institutions, Past and Present (Asylums and Hospitals to Hotels, Hostels, and Hubs), Eoin O'Sullivan (TCD), Professor in Social Policy, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.
  • The Governance of Direct Provision: Between Rights and Control, Liam Thornton (UCD), Lecturer in Law, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin.
  • From Hostels to Foster Families: Care Provision for Unaccompanied Minors, Muireann Ní Raghallaigh(UCD), Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin.
  • Q & A

The Irish Social Policy Association was founded in 1997. The association was established to provide a forum for the analysis, discussion and development of social policy in Ireland, North and South. The Association endeavours to broaden the debate on social policy by providing a forum for discussion that embraces the views and opinion of a wide range of relevant actors. ISPA brings together professionals and non-professionals with an interest in social policy, including: academics, policy makers, officials in the civil service and public service bodies, employer and trade union organisations as well as organisations and groups in the not-for-profit sector. Through the Association, discussions and debates have been stimulated on a variety of contemporary social policy issues for over 20 years. For more see:

Click here to register.



Sustaining Partners