Practical Information

Dear participants,

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Royal Irish Academy and to Dublin for the conference, Relationships and Responsibilities on 23 & 24 May.

Here are a few notes that may be helpful for your upcoming trip to Dublin, especially if you have not been to Dublin before.

The conference will be held at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street. Below you will find a variety of practical information, which we hope will make your journey more convenient and enjoyable.

Travel advice, collated from RIA website:

By DART – Pearse Station is a ten minute walk from the Academy. For further information see http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/dart/home

By Bus to St Stephens Green or Nassau Street – Five minutes walk from the Academy. For further information see http://www.dublinbus.ie

By Luas to St Stephens – Five minutes walk from the Academy. For further information see http://www.luas.ie

The Aircoach service, which leaves every fifteen minutes from Dublin Airport, stops outside Trinity College on Grafton Street. This is a 5 minute walk from Academy House. The Aircoach service to Dublin Airport stops outside Thomas Pink Shirt Shop at the top of Dawson Street (St Stephen’s Green end). Allow an hour for your journey. For further information see http://www.aircoach.ie

Travel tickets options:

If you are staying longer, and planning to visit places in Dublin with entry fees, you might find it useful to buy a Dublin Pass, which includes free Aircoach travel to and from the Airport (but not transport while in Dublin) and entry to a range of museums and commercial attractions: http://www.dublinpass.com/. (Note, however, that with a few notable exceptions, entry to the leading museums and galleries is free.)

If you are planning to travel a lot around the city over 72 hours, you can also buy a specially discounted public transport LEAP card –  available ONLY in the Airport – for €19.50. It is NOT valid on the Aircoach, but does include the 747 airport bus which will bring you to and from the city centre.

Tourist information around Dublin and Ireland

For information about events in Dublin, here is the official Dublin Tourism site, and here the Ireland tourism site.

Here are some articles with suggestions from international travellers. (These are all fairly recent, but I cannot guarantee the continuing accuracy of all the information in these; it would be wise to check re any specific opening hours, etc.  Also it is generally a good idea to keep a close eye on your phones, bags, cameras, etc. wherever you go in and around Dublin.)

From the New York Times:  one person’s view on what to do if you have 36 hours in Dublin; another article suggesting recommended walks in the environs of Dublin – Dublin Bay and mountains – that you can reach by public transport.

More detailed guides from the Telegraph and USA Today.   Two alternative lists of best pubs. Here are a few suggestions, some edgier, from the Guardian newspaper on the ‘hidden’ Dublin.

Dublin is known for its theatres. The principal theatres are the Abbey and the Gate, and, for more contemporary theatre, the Project.

Here’s a page on where to find traditional Irish music around Dublin.

Dublin has a bike scheme, which operates mainly between the two canals that define the city centre.

And here are a few additional thoughts on things you may want to do if you have some time before or after the conference:  

Many visitors find Kilmainham Gaol particularly interesting for the light it casts on modern Irish history (though it is undergoing renovations to its exhibition space at the moment).

If you have time for a day trip out of Dublin, you might like to take a tour to the ancient sites of Newgrange and Knowth (best to take one of the many organised tours from Dublin to guarantee entry).

Apart from a few specific venues mostly noted in the articles above, Temple Bar is generally a tourist trap that you would do best to avoid.

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Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Conference can now be completed here.

The event itself is free but registration is required and numbers are limited. The deadline for registration is Monday 15th May.

If you wish to attend the Conference Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 23rd May, you may also register for this option via the above link. The the standard price for the Dinner is €35, with a rate of €15 for Students. Payment will be required ahead of the event and we follow up with further instructions regarding this shortly after registration.

We very much look forward to welcoming you at at the RIA for what is sure to be a wonderful event in honour of Iseult Honohan’s work.

Thank you!

Arrival and Departure

The conference will start fairly early on Tuesday, 23. May and finish quite late Wednesday, 24. May. We therefore hope that all participants arrive in Dublin by Monday evening and only leave Thursday.

The conference will take place at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

CFP Deadline extended

We decided to extend the deadline for papers for “Relationships and Responsibilities” until after grading ends…

Please submit your abstracts to relationshipsandresponsibility@gmail.com by 27. January 2017.

International conference

Relationships and Responsibilities

Dublin, Tuesday, 23. – Wednesday, 24. May 2017

This conference will bring together scholars from across Ireland and beyond to mark the retirement of Prof. Iseult Honohan from UCD SPIRe.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute)

John Horton (Keele University)

Dora Kostakopoulou (Warwick University)

Cécile Laborde (University of Oxford).

Theme:

The theme “Relationships and Responsibilities” is chosen to arch over Iseult Honohan’s different research interests to include questions of special relations and obligations in the context of citizenship, migration, families, religion, education, and the republic.

Issues surrounding the form and scope of (political) relationships and communities and the responsibilities that attach to them are not only current and hotly debated political issues but also a growing research area within moral and political philosophy and theory. This conference aims to bring together scholars working on citizenship, migration, the family, religion, the republic and related issues to explore the differences and similarities in their evaluation of the nexus between relationships and responsibilities.

Paper proposals are welcome to engage, inter alia, with the following issues:

  • rights and duties of immigrants and receiving societies
  • republican approaches to migration
  • liberal, republican, and other understandings of citizenship
  • duties based on special relationships and roles in politics, parenting, and/or education
  • the role of religion and religious diversity for political communities
  • access to citizenship

 

Paper proposals (about 1,000 words) should be prepared for blind review and submitted electronically by 27. January 2017 to the following e-mail address: relationshipsandresponsibility@gmail.com Decisions will be made and communicated as soon as possible afterwards.

For more information on registration, travel and accommodation, please see the conference website: https://relationshipsandresponsibility.wordpress.com/.

All correspondence (including submissions and additional inquiries) should be addressed to the conference email address: relationshipsandresponsibility@gmail.com

The conference is sponsored by UCD School of Politics and International Relations and the Political Studies Association of Ireland.

Call for Papers

The theme “Relationships and Responsibilities” is chosen to arch over Iseult Honohan’s different research interests to include questions of special relations and obligations in the context of citizenship, migration, families, religion, education, and the republic.

Issues surrounding the form and scope of (political) relationships and communities and the responsibilities that attach to them are not only current and hotly debated political issues but also a growing research area within moral and political philosophy and theory. This conference aims to bring together scholars working on citizenship, migration, the family, religion, the republic and related issues to explore the differences and similarities in their evaluation of the nexus between relationships and responsibilities.

Paper proposals are welcome to engage, inter alia, with the following issues:

  • rights and duties of immigrants and receiving societies
  • republican approaches to migration
  • liberal, republican, and other understandings of citizenship
  • duties based on special relationships and roles in politics, parenting, and/or education
  • the role of religion and religious diversity for political communities
  • access to citizenship

Paper proposals (about 1,000 words) should be prepared for blind review and submitted electronically by 9. January 2017 to the following e-mail address: relationshipsandresponsiblity@gmail.com. Decisions will be made and communicated by 31. January 2017.

All correspondence (including submissions and additional inquiries) should be addressed to the conference email address: relationshipsandresponsiblity@gmail.com