Celebrating 20 Years: 1993 - 2013

Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame and Notre Dame to Ireland

Ag tabhairt na hÉireann go Notre Dame agus Notre Dame go hÉirinn

Current Events

The Irish Peace Process - Where to From Here

President McAleese, Naughton Fellow

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces an interview with Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese as she considers "The Irish Peace Process - Where to From Here."  In an interview format with Rev. Sean McGraw, C.S.C., Assistant Professor, Political Science, Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs and Christopher Fox, Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Mrs. McAleese will discuss the current state of the Northern Ireland peace process and its future path.…

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Economic Crisis, Gender Inequality and Austerity: Ireland in a European and Global Context

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Ursula Barry will present "Economic Crisis, Gender Equality and Austerity: Ireland in a European and Global Context" at noon Monday, March 23 in 424 Flanner Hall. 
 
It is widely recognized that the global economic system is characterized by growing inequality, exacerbated by the recent economic crisis. Austerity became central to public policy in Europe as the financial crisis was converted into a public debt crisis. Barry's talk will ask the question: how has the hard fought for principle of gender equality survived the economic crisis in Europe, and in Ireland? Policies of economic austerity will be explored from a gender perspective and their consequences in generating increasing inequalities, at both global and local levels, will be analyzed.…

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News

Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese joins Institute as Visiting Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, will join the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies spring 2015 as the Distinguished Martin and Carmel Naughton Visiting Fellow.  As Naughton Fellow, Mrs. McAleese will teach a course “Children and the Law” in the Notre Dame Law School and participate in the Keough-Naughton Institute’s speaker series.  

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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Author: Dennis Brown

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Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.

“We mourn today a great man and faithful priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame and touched the lives of many,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “With his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned a relatively small Catholic college known for football into one of the nation’s great institutions for higher learning."

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