Prof. David Farrell
David Farrell holds the Chair of Politics at UCD. He returned to Ireland in 2009 after more than two decades working in the UK, most recently as Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester. Professor Farrell is an expert on the study of political parties and electoral systems. The second edition of his textbook, Electoral Systems, was published by Palgrave Macmillan earlier this year. He is an editor of the international political science journal, Party Politics, and of the Oxford University Press book series on “Comparative Politics”. His latest book, Political Parties and Democratic Linkage, will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.
Dr. Jane Suiter
Dr Jane Suiter is a lecturer at the Department of Government, UCC. She specialises in political reform and in government spending. Dr Suiter is the former project manager of The Irish National Election Study and economics editor at The Irish Times. She has also worked for a wide variety of other media organisations including the Sunday Times, the Sunday Independent, the Financial Times Group and AP Dow Jones.
Dr. Elaine Byrne
Dr Elaine Byrne is an adjutant lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin where she teaches Comparative Political Reform. Elaine is a co-editor of www.politicalreform.ie established under the aegis of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI). Her first book, A Crooked Harp: Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010, will be published by Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2011. Elaine has worked as a consultant for the United Nations and the World Bank. She is a regular media contributor and her work has featured in the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post and the Guardian.
Dr. Eoin O’Malley
Dr. Eoin O’Malley is a lecturer in political science at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. His main area of research is in prime ministers and cabinet government, but he also has an interest in most aspects of Irish politics. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals. He is co-editor of Irish Political Studies and is author of Contemporary Ireland (Palgrave 2011) and co-editor of Governing Ireland (IPA 2011).