Keynote Speaker: Dr Aodh Quinlivan

Dr Aodh Quinlivan is regarded as Ireland’s leading specialist on local government and has published widely in this area.

Aodh is a lecturer in the Department of Government and Politics and the Director of the Centre for Local and Regional Governance at University College Cork.

His main research interests are in the areas of local government and public sector management.

Aodh worked in Cork County Council from 1994 to 2000, during which time he undertook his PhD on a part-time basis. On completion of his doctoral thesis, Aodh joined UCC as a college lecturer in 2000. He was promoted to an ‘Above the Bar’ lecturer in 2005.