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Buckley, L.A. ‘Ante-nuptial Agreements and Proper Provision: an Irish Response to Radmacher v Granatino‘ [2011] 1 Irish Journal of Family Law 3-14.

Buckley, L.A. ‘Irish Matrimonial Property Division in Practice: a Case Study’ (2007) 21 International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 48-83. To view, click here.

Buckley, L.A. ‘“Proper Provision” and “Property Division”: Partnership in Irish Matrimonial Property Law in the Wake of T v. T‘ [2004] 3 Irish Journal of Family Law 8-15. To view, click here.

Buckley, L.A. ‘Matrimonial Property and Irish Law: a Case for Community?’ (2002) 53 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 39-76. To view, click here.

Buckley, L.A. ‘The Employment Equality Act 1998 (Ireland)’ (2000) 29 Industrial Law Journal 273-279. To view, click here.

Buckley, L.A. ‘Vicarious Liability and Employment Discrimination’ (1997) 26 Industrial Law Journal 158-166. To view, click here.

Carney, Gemma, ‘Citizenship and Structured Dependency: the implications of policy design for senior political action’ Ageing and Society 30.2 (2010).

Carney, Gemma, ‘Data, Anecdote and Metaphor in Gender Equality Policy-Making: Merging ‘Intellectual and Real World Mainstreaming’ in Carver, T. and Pikalo, J. (eds.) Politics, Language and Metaphor  London: Routledge, 2008.

Carney, Gemma,’Researching gender mainstreaming: data, ideology and the challenge of the Irish Context’ Administration  Summer, 2005.

Carney, Gemma, ‘Communicating or Just Talking? Gender Mainstreaming as the Language of Global Feminism’ Women and Language (Special Issue.   Global issues in Feminism: Challenges, Opportunities, Insights) 26.1 (2003).

Carney, Gemma, ‘Feminism, the Women’s Movement and the Internationalisation of Gender Equality Policy: the Case of Gender Mainstreaming’ Irish Political Studies 17.2 (2002).

Carney, Gemma (with Yvonne Galligan and Michael Laver), 'The Effect of Candidate Gender on Voting in Ireland, 1997' Irish Political Studies 14 (1999).

Carney, Gemma (with Dundon, T., Ni Leime, A and Loftus, C.), ‘Community Engagement in Ireland’s Developmental Welfare State: a study of the life cycle approach’, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, 2011. 

Carney, Gemma, 2000. (With team led by Yvonne Galligan) 'The Development of Mechanisms to Monitor Progress in Achieving Gender Equality in Ireland', Dublin: Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform (2000).

Conlan, Patricia, 'Female Emigration from Ireland', in Networking Europe: Essays on Regionalism and Social Democracy, eds Bort and Evans, 175-192. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000. 

Conlan, Patricia, 'Jus soli and derivative rights; potential factors in the trafficking of people?', in Women and International Law, ed. Rudolf and Beate, 215-32 (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2006).  

Conlan, Patricia, 'Kunqian Catherine Zhu and Man Lavette Chen v Secretary of State for the Home Department C-200/02 – respect for family life', in European Human Rights Cases EHRC 2004/104, in EHRC issue 11 of 2004, year volume 5, pp 1041-50.  

Conlan, Patricia, 'Indirect discrimination and sex equality in the workplace: the emergence of a definition – some reflections in, Problems  of  employment  relations  and social security law', in European and national, ed. Jerzy Wratny (ed.), 22pp. Kluwer, forthcoming.

Cross, C. (2009) The Glass Ceiling: A View from the Middle. VDM Verlag Publishing.

Cross, C. (2010) Barriers to the Executive Suite: Evidence from Ireland, Leadership and Organization Development, 31 (2), 104-120.

Cross, C. and Linehan, M. (2009) Organisational Barriers and the Female Managerial Career: Some Empirical Evidence from Ireland, Journal of Workplace Rights, 13 (3), 245-259.

Cross, C and Linehan, M (2006) “Advancing Female Carers in the High-Tech Sector: Empirical Evidence from Ireland”, Women in Management Review, 21, 1.

Cross, C. (2005) ‘The Glass Ceiling: Investigating Both Sides of the Coin’, Irish Business Journal, 1, 1, 13-19.

Cross, C. and Linehan, M. (2004) “Women in the Irish ‘High Tech’ Sector: New Opportunities, Old Challenges”, International Journal of Applied Human Resource Management, 5, 2, 160-175.

Dowling, M. and  Roche-Fahy, V. (2009) Providing comfort to patients in their palliative care trajectory: The experiences of female nurses working in an acute general setting. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 15(3), 66-73.

Dowling, M. (2008) The meaning of nurse-patient intimacy in oncology care settings: from the nurse and patient perspective. European Journal of Oncology Nursing.  12: 319-328

Dowling, M. and Gannon, M. (2008) Increasing the uptake of cervical screening. British Journal of Nursing 17(11): 706-710.

Dowling, M. (2006) The Sociology of intimacy in the nurse-patient relationship. Nursing Standard 20(23): 48-54.

Dowling, M. (2004) Exploring the relationship between caring, love and intimacy in nursing, British Journal of Nursing 13(21): 1289-1292.

Dowling , M. (2011) Phenomenological research approaches: mapping the terrain of competing perspectives, in, Thompson, G., Dykes, F. & Downe, S. (Editors) Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth: Phenomenological Approaches, Routledge, Chapter 4, 55-78.

Dowling, M. (2009) Exploring the meaning of nurse-patient intimacy in oncology care settings: utilisation of phenomenology and feminism , in Ryan, A.J. & Doyle, J. (Editors) Trends in nursing research, Nova Science Publishers , New York (Invited contributor)

Edmondson, Ricca, Ageing, Insight and the Life Course: Social Practices and Intergenerational Wisdom. Bristol: Policy Press (forthcoming 2013).

Edmondson, Ricca, and Karlheinz Hülser, eds, Practical Reasoning and Human Engagement. Rowman and Littlefield: Lexington Books, 2012.

Edmondson, Ricca, and Tom Scharf (2013), ‘Rural and Urban Ageing: Contributions of Cultural Gerontology’, in Julia Twigg and Wendy Martin, eds, Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology. London: Routledge.

Edmondson, Ricca, ‘Cultural Gerontology in Europe’, in Katrin Komp and Marja Aartsen, eds, Growing Old in Europe: A Textbook of Gerontology. New York, Springer (forthcoming 2012).

Edmondson, Ricca, ‘Practical Reasoning in Place: Tracing ‘Wise’ Inferences in Everyday Life’, in Ricca Edmondson and Karlheinz Hülser, eds, Practical Reasoning and Human Engagement. Rowman and Littlefield: Lexington , pp.111-130 (in press).

Edmondson, Ricca, and Karlheinz Hülser, ‘Introduction: Integrated Practical Reasoning’, Practical Reasoning and Human Engagement. Rowman and Littlefield: Lexington Books, pp.1-14 (in press 2012).

Edmondson, Ricca, ‘Intergenerational Relations in the West of Ireland: Socio-Cultural Approaches to Wisdom and Resilience’ Journal of Family Issues 33(1) (2012): 76-98

Edmondson, Ricca, ‘The Sociology of Ageing’, in Tom Dening and Alan Thomas, eds, The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry (5th Edition) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012).

Edmondson, Ricca, and Henrike Rau, ‘Methods of Investigating Time and Sustainability’ in Henrike Rau and Frances Fahy, eds, Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences (London: Sage, in press 2012).

Edmondson, Ricca, ‘A Social Interpretation of Personal Wisdom’, in Michel Ferrari and Nic Weststrate, eds, Personal Wisdom (New York: Springer, in press 2012).

Edmondson, Ricca, (2011) ‘Ageing in Ireland’, in Sheyeng Chen and Jason Powell (eds) Global Aging. New York: Nova Science.

Edmondson, Ricca (trans.), ‘Philosophia Sine Qua Non: Transcendental-Political Reflections using the Work of John Rawls’, by Sebastian Lalla; in Ricca Edmondson and Karlheinz Hülser, eds, Practical Reasoning and Human Engagement (Lanham: Lexington, 2012) (co-trans.).

Egan, Anne, “Access and the Non-Custodial Parent in the Republic of Ireland” Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly (forthcoming). 

Egan, Anne, “Are fathers discriminated against in Irish Family Law? An empirical study” Irish Journal of Family Law (forthcoming).

Egan, Anne, “Grandparents and the law in Ireland” (2010) 2 Irish Journal of Family Law 27 (with R. McNamara).

Egan, Anne, “The guardianship rights of unmarried fathers in Ireland and New Zealand” (2005) 3 Irish Journal of Family Law 15.

Egan, Anne,  “Pre-agreed terms mean shorter hearings in family law” Irish Times 22 November 2010.

Egan, Anne, “What happens to dads after a split?” Irish Times 5 October 2010.

Egan, Anne, Submission to the Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships (Grandparents’ rights) March 2010.

Egan, Anne, “Access and the Non-Custodial Parent in the Republic of Ireland” Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly (2011) 62 (2): 199-215.

Egan, Anne, “Are fathers discriminated against in Irish Family Law? An empirical study” Irish Journal of Family Law (2011) 14(2): 38-49.

Frank, B., Davison, K., and Kehler, M. (2005) ‘Contradictions and tensions of the practice of masculinities in school: Interrogating embodiment and ‘good buddy talk’’, Journal of curriculum theorizing, 21(4), pp. 59-72.

Hahessy, S. (2007) Power & Politics in the Operating Department. The Clinical Services Journal, May 2007.

Keane, E. (2011) Distancing to self-protect: The perpetuation of inequality in higher education through socio-relational dis/engagement, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Volume 32, No. 3, 449-466.

Keane, E. (2011) Dependence-Deconstruction: Widening Participation and Traditional-Entry Students Transitioning from School to Higher Education in Ireland, Teaching in Higher Education (forthcoming)

Keane, E. (2009) 'Frictional' relationships ... tension in the camp: Focusing on the relational in under-represented students' experiences in higher education, Irish Educational Studies, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 85-102.

McCormack, O. and Gleeson J. (2010). 'Attitudes of parents of young men towards the inclusion of sexual orientation and homophobia on the Irish post-primary curriculum'. Gender and Education. Vol 22, I.4: 385-400.

McCormack, O. and O'Flaherty J. (2010). Pre-service teacher's views and attitudes towards integrating development education active learning methodologies into their teaching'. Teacher and Teacher Education. Vol. 26, I. 6: 1332-1339.

Gleeson, J., O'Donnabháin, D., McCormack, O. and O'Flaherty, J. (2009). Stop talking and do something! The Young Social Innovators Programme. An independent evaluation, Dublin: Liffey Press.

McCormack, O. and O'Flaherty, J. (2009) 'An examination of pre-service teacher education students attitudes and experiences of examining development education issues into post-primary schools' in Liddy, M. and O'Flaherty, J. Ubuntu Network: Action research and other projects to integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education, Limerick: Ubuntu Network.

O’Connor, P. and Fauve-Chamoux (2016) ‘European Policies and Research Funding: A Case Study of Gender Inequality and Lack of Diversity in a Nordic Research Programme’ Policy and Politics (forthcoming)

O'Connor, P. Carvalho, T. Vabo, A. and Cardoso, S. (2015) 'Gender in Higher Education: a critical review' in J. Huisman, H De Boer, D.Dill and M. Souto-Otero (eds) The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance. Palgrave. Pp569-584

O'Connor, P. O'Hagan, C and Brannen, J. (2015) 'Exploration of masculinities in academic organisations: a tentative typology using career and relationship commitment', Current Sociology 03/2015: 27 (3)1-19 DOI:10.1177/0011392115574859

O'Connor, P. and O'Hagan, C. (2015) 'Excellence in university academic staff evaluation:a problematic reality'? Studies in Higher Education ( 2015):

O'Connor, P. (2015) 'Good jobs- but places for women?' Gender and Education Special Issue 27(3): 304-319

O'Connor, P (2015) 'A premature farewell to gender: Young People 'doing boy/girl'', in L. Connolly (ed.) The 'Irish' Family. Routledge pp86-105

O'Connor, P (2014) Management and Gender in Higher Education. Manchester: MUP (distribution by Palgrave MacMillan in US)

O'Connor, P.; Carvalho, T. and White, K. (2014) 'The experiences of Senior Positional Leaders in Australian, Irish and Portuguese Universities: Universal or Contingent?' Higher Education Research and Development Special Issue on Leadership 33(1): 1-14

O'Connor, P. and Goransson, A. (2014) 'Constructing or Rejecting the Notion of Other in Senior University Management: The Cases of Ireland and Sweden', Educational Management, Administration and Leadership 43 (2): 323-340

O'Connor, P. (2014) 'Understanding Success: A Case Study of Gendered Change in the Professoriate', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 36:2, 212-224

Heijstra, T., O'Connor, P. and Rafnsdottir, G.L. 'Explaining gender inequality in Iceland: What Makes the Difference?' (2013) European Journal of Higher Education, 3 (4): 324-331 online prepublication

O’Connor, P. and White, K. (2012) ‘Similarities and differences in Collegiality/ Managerialism in Irish and Australian Universities’ Gender and Education 27 (3): 903-920

O'Connor, P. (2012) ‘Irish Universities: Male Dominated? Limits and Possibilities for Change?’ Equality, Diversion and Inclusion: An International Journal: 31 (1): 83-96

O'Connor, P. (2012) 'Reflections on the Public Intellectual's Role in a Gendered Society', M.P. Corcoran (eds.) Reflections on Crisis: The Role of the Public Intellectual. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy pp55-73

O'Connor, P. (2011) 'Where do women fit in university senior management? An analytical typology of cross national organisational cultures', B. Bagilhole and K. White (eds) Gender, Power and Management: A Cross Cultural Analysis of Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan pp168-191

Kelleher, P. and O'Connor, P. (2011) 'Men on the Margins: Masculinities in Disadvantaged Areas', N. Hourigan (ed) Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change. Cork University Press pp.169-184

O'Connor, P. (2010) ‘Gender and Organisational Culture at Senior Management Level: Limits and Possibilities for Change?’ in J. Harford and C. Rush (eds) Women and Higher Education in Ireland 1850-2010. Have Women Made a Difference? Oxford: Peter Lang pp139-162

O'Connor, P. (2010) ‘Is Senior Management in Irish Universities male dominated? What are the implications?’ Irish Journal of Sociology, 18 (1): 1-21

O'Connor, P. (2008) ‘The Elephant in the Corner: Gender and Policies related to Higher Education’ Administration, 56 (1): 85-110

O'Connor, P. (2008) ‘The Patriarchal State: Continuity and Change’ in M. Adshead, P. Kirby, M. Millar (eds) Contesting the State, Manchester: Manchester University Press pp143-164

O'Connor, P. (2007) ‘Still Changing Places: Women’s Paid Employment and Gender Roles’, The Irish Review, 35: 64-78

O'Connor, P. (2006) ‘Private Troubles, Public Issues: The Irish Sociological Imagination’, Irish Journal of Sociology, 15(2): 5-22

O'Connor, P. (2007) ‘Still Changing Places: Women’s Paid Employment and Gender Roles’, The Irish Review, 35: 64-78

O'Connor, P. (2003) ‘Feminism and the Politics of Gender’, in M. Adshead and M. Millar (eds) Public Administration and Public Policy, London: Routledge pp54-68

O'Connor, P. (2003) ‘Faculty Women: Making our Mark’, in V. Batt, S. Ni Fhaolain, R. Phelan (eds.) Gender Matters in Higher Education NUIG: Women’s Studies Centre pp11-30

O'Connor, P. (2001) ‘Supporting Mothers: Issues in a Community Mother’s Programme’, Community, Work and Family, 4, 1: 63-85

O'Keefe, B. and O'Connor, P. (2001) ‘Out of the mouths of babes and innocents’ in A. Cleary, M. NicGhiolla Phadraigh and S. Quin (eds.) Understanding Children: Changing Experiences and Family Forms, Vol 2 eds Oaktree Press pp207-228

O'Connor, P. (2001) ‘Dealing with Organisational Nuts and Bolts’ Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 4, 1: 1-16

O'Connor, P. (2000) ‘Ireland: A Man’s world?’ The Economic and Social Review 31 (1): 81-102

O'Connor, P. (2000) ‘Structure, culture and passivity: a case study of women in a semi-state organisation’, Public Administration and Development, 20: 265-275

O'Connor, P. (2000) ‘Changing Places: Privilege and Resistance in Contemporary Ireland’ Sociological Research Online, November, 5, 3 (21 pages)

O'Connor, P. (2000) ‘Resistance amongst faculty women in Academia,’ Higher Education in Europe XXV, 2: 213-219

O'Connor, P. and Shortall, S (1999) ‘Does the Border make the difference?’ in R. Breen, A. Heath and C.T. Whelan (eds.) Ireland: North and South : Social Science Perspectives Oxford: Oxford University Press pp285-318

O'Connor, P. (1999) ‘Women in the Academy: A Problematic Issue?’ in A.B. Connolly and A. Ryan (eds.) Women and Education, Maynooth: MACE

O'Connor, P. (1999) ‘Ireland: A Country for Women?’ Special Issue of Jouvert : Ireland, M. Pramaggiore (ed) (http://social.chass. /jouvert/v4il /con41.htm)

O'Connor, P. (1999) ‘Emerging Voices’, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 25, 1/2: 147-163

O'Connor, P. (1998) ‘Criacao social de problemas e solucoes,’ Sociologia: Problemas e Practicas, 27: 79-96 URI:

O'Connor, P. (1996) ‘Organisational Culture as a Barrier to Women's Promotion,’ The Economic and Social Review, 3: 187-216

O'Connor, P. (1996) ‘Gendered Structures in Action: 'Male' versus 'Female' Agendas in a Family Rights Project,' Administration, 44, 3: 107-125

O'Connor, P. (1996) ‘A support group for families who have children in care: an evaluative case study,’ Children and Society, 10: 1-15

O'Connor, P. (1995) ‘Tourism and Development: Women's Business?’ The Economic and Social Review, 26 (4): 369-401

Turner, T. and O'Connor, P. (1994) ‘Women in the Zambian Civil Service: A Case of Equal Opportunities’? Public Administration and Development, 14: 79-92

O'Connor, P. (1992) ‘Child Care Policy in Ireland: a provocative analysis and a research agenda’, Administration, 40, 3: 200-219

O'Connor, P. (1988) (with I. Sinclair) ‘Factors predicting admission of elderly people to local authority Residential Care’ British Journal of Social Work 18: 251-269.

Richardson, Ita and Briga Hynes, Women in engineering and technological entrepreneurship: exploring initiatives to overcome the obstacles in Female Entrepreneurship, Implications for education, training and policy edited by Nancy M. Carter, Colette Henry, Barra Ó Cinnéíde and Kate Johnston, Routledge, 2007, pp168-188.

Hynes, Briga and Ita Richardson, Bridging the Entrepreneurial and Technology Gap for Women in Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, edited by Eileen M.Trauth, Idea Group Inc., 2006 pp 1-7

Richardson, Ita, Funding Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology in Ireland in Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, edited by Eileen M.Trauth, Idea Group Inc., 2006, pp 355-360.

Richardson, Ita, Why do a Gender Audit? – Supporting Female researchers in Science, Engineering and Technology within the University of Limerick”, Education 19.3 (2007), pp 10-13.

Ward, Eilís, et al., eds., Transforming Politics: Women in Ireland North and South, PSAI Westview Press, 1999.

Ward, E., “Prostitution and the Irish State: From Prohibitionism to a Globalised Sex Trade”, IPS, Vol. 25, Issue 1 (2010): 47-66.

Ward. E. 2006. “Real or Illusory Progress? Electoral Quotas and Women’s Political Participation in Tanzania, Eritrea and Uganda, Trocaire Development Review (2006): 73-96.

Ward E., and Wylie, G, ‘Lap Dancing Clubs and Red Light Milieu” in Wylie and McRedmond (eds). Human Trafficking in Europe (Palgrave, 2010), pp. 108-122.

Supporting Excellence in Gender Research