DIT reseachers at President Higgins' Being young and Irish Youth Consultation National Seminar

20 November 2012: Social science researchers from the Department of Social Sciences and the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism attended President Higgins' Being Young and Irish national seminar in Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday 17th Novemner 2012.  The Seminar was the culmination of a six month long consultation with 17-26 year olds regarding their visions for a future Ireland; what needs to happen to achieve this vision; and what they and other young peope can do to achive this vision.


The research team with President and Mrs. Michael D. Higgins (from l to r): Dr. Bernadette Quinn, Dr. Matt Bowden, Dr. Rosaleen McElvaney, Mrs. Sabina Higgins, President Michael D. Higgins, Dr. Kevin Lalor, Dr. Kevin Griffin, Cathy Kelleher).

The DIT team of researchers, affiliated to the Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER), analysed the hundreds of submissions received online in recent months and at four regional workshops held throughout September in Dublin, Cork, Monaghan and Galway, and presented the findings in a report launched on Saturday at Aras an Uachtarain.

The report can be found at: http://www.president.ie/

The DIT team were:

  • Principal Investigator: Kevin Lalor, Head of School of Social Sciences and Law
  • Researchers: Matt Bowden (Department of Social Sciences), Kevin Griffin, Bernadette Quinn (School of Hospitality Management and Tourism), Rosaleen McElvaney (DCU)
  • Research administration: Cathy Kelleher, Centre for Social and Educational Research


Dr. Kevin Lalor


Dr. Bernadette Quinn and Dr. Kevin Lalor


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