Eoin O'Malley

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Eoin O'Malley is an Associate Professor (senior lecturer in old money) in political science at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. There he teaches politics and public policy and is the Director of the BA in Economics, Politics and Law.

His research specialism is Irish politics and particularly on the position of the Taoiseach and cabinet government in Ireland, though he also does work on the Irish party system, media coverage of Irish elections and public policy. His most recent research is on the office of Taoiseach (prime minister).

He has authored over forty articles in peer-review journals. Eoin wrote a textbook, Contemporary Ireland (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and co-edited four other books on Irish politics. The most recent book is Resilient Reporting: Media Coverage of Irsh Elections since 1969.  He is a former co-editor of Irish Political Studies. As a regular columnist in the Sunday Independent Eoin is a frequent contributor to national debates.

Book

Year Publication
2019 M Breen,, M Courtney, I McMenamin, E O'Malley & K. Rafter (2019) Resilient Reporting: Media coverage of Irish elections since 1969. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
2017 Eoin O'Malley Sean McGraw (2017) One Party Dominance: Fianna Fáil’s dominance of Irish politics 1926-2016. London: Routledge.
2012 Eoin O'Malley Muiris MacCarthaigh eds. (2012) Governing Ireland: From Cabinet Government to Delegated Governance. : IPA.
2007 O'Malley E.;McGrath C. (2007) Irish political studies reader: Key contributions.
2011 Eoin O'Malley (2011) Contemporary Ireland. : Palgrave.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Eoin O'Malley (2021) 'The Slow Formation of the Government' In: Switzerland : Springer Nature.
2021 Eoin O'Malley (2021) 'The Great Normalisation: success, failure and change in contemporary Ireland' In: New York : Routledge.
2018 Stephen Quinlan, Eoin O'Malley (2018) 'Popularity and Performance? Leader effects in the 2016 election' In: Manchester : Manchester University Press.
2017 Eoin O'Malley and R. Kenneth Carty (2017) 'A Conservative Revolution? The Disequilibrium of Irish Politics' In: Oxford : Oxford University Press.
2016 O’Malley E. (2016) '70 days: Government formation in 2016' In:
2018 Eoin O'Malley, Kevin Rafter (2018) 'Men’s political autobiography in independent Ireland' In: New York : Cambridge University Press.
2016 Eoin O'Malley (2016) '70 Day: Government Formation in 2016' In: London : Palgrave.
2011 O'Malley E. (2011) 'Government formation in 2011' In:
2015 Eoin O'Malley John FitzGibbon (2015) 'Everywhere and Nowhere: Populism and the puzzling non-reaction to Ireland’s crises' In: Hanspeter Kreisi and Taks S. Pappas(Eds.). Florence : ECPR Press.
2008 O'Malley E. (2008) 'Constructing and maintaining Irish governments' In:
2014 Eoin O'Malley et al. (2014) 'Mediating elections in Ireland: evidence from the 2011 general election' In: Mark O'Brien Donnacha Ó Beacháin(Eds.). Liverpool : Liverpool University Press.
2014 Eoin O'Malley (2014) 'Explaining the 2011 Presidential election' In: John Coakley Kevin Rafter(Eds.). Dublin : Irish Academic Press.
2013 Eoin O'Malley Dawn Walsh (2013) 'Sinn Féin: from minor player to centre stage?' In: Liam Weeks Alistair Clarke(Eds.). Dublin : The History Press.
2012 Eoin O'Malley (2012) 'Ireland: Life outside the bubble' In: Kevin Theakson Jouke de Vries(Eds.). London : Palgrave.
2012 David Farrell Eoin O'Malley Jane Suiter (2012) 'The 2011 We the Citizens Pilot Citizens’ Assembly' In: Gemma Carney Clodagh Harris(Eds.). Dublin : IRCHSS.
2012 Eoin O'Malley Gary Murphy (2012) 'Ireland:' In: B.Guy Peters Marleen Brans(Eds.). New York : Routledge.
2012 O’Malley E.;Murphy G. (2012) 'RHPOs in Ireland: Ratcheting pay in the public sector' In:
2012 Eoin O'Malley Stephen Quinlan Peter Mair (2012) 'The Changing Parameters of Party Patronage in Ireland' In: Peter Mair Petr Kopecky Maria Sirova(Eds.). Oxford : Oxford University Press.
2012 Eoin O'Malley (2012) 'Wipeout! Does governing kill small parties in Ireland?' In: Liam Weeks Alistair Clarke(Eds.). Dublin : The History Press.
2011 Eoin O'Malley Muiris MacCarthaigh (2011) 'Introduction' In: Eoin O'Malley Muiris MacCarthaigh(Eds.). Dublin : IPA.
2011 Eoin O'Malley (2011) 'Government formation in 2011' In: Michael Gallagher Michael Marsh(Eds.). London : Palgrave.
2011 Eoin O'Malley (2011) 'Permanent Revolution: A political system capable of renewal' In: Ed Burke Ronan Lyons(Eds.). Dublin : Blackhall publishing.
2011 Muiris MacCarthaigh Eoin O'Malley (2011) 'Conclusion: Challenges to governing ireland' In: Eoin O'Malley Muiriss MacCarthaigh(Eds.). Dublin : IPA.
2011 Eoin O'Malley (2011) 'The Apex of Government: Cabinet and Taoiseach in operation' In: Eoin O'Malley Muiris MacCarthaigh(Eds.). Dublin : IPA.
2010 Eoin O'Malley Shane Martin (2010) 'The Government and the Taoiseach' In: John Coakley Michael Gallagher(Eds.). Abingdon : Routledge.
2009 Eoin O'Malley (2009) 'Constructing and maintaining Irish governments' In: Keith Dowding and Patrick Dumont(Eds.). London : Routledge.
2008 Eoin O'Malley (2008) 'Government formation in 2007' In: Micheal Gallagher and Micheal Marsh(Eds.). Houndsmill : Palgrave.
2007 Eoin O'Malley Conor McGrath (2007) 'Introduction: Politics in Ireland, 1982-2007' In: Conor McGrath and Eoin O'Malley(Eds.). London : Routledge.
2007 O'Malley, Eoin (2007) 'Commentary on John Coakley 'Religion, national identity and political change in modern Ireland'' In: Conor McGrath Eoin O'Malley(Eds.). London : Routledge.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Despina Alexiadou, Eoin O'Malley (2021) 'The Leadership Dilemma: examining the impact of strong leaders on parties'. European Journal of Political Research, .
2020 Courtney M.;Breen M.;McGing C.;McMenamin I.;O'Malley E.;Rafter K. (2020) 'Underrepresenting Reality? Media Coverage of Women in Politics and Sport'. Social Science Quarterly, .
2019 Fitzgerald C.;O'Malley E.;Broin D. (2019) 'Policy success/policy failure: A framework for understanding policy choices'. Administration, 67 (2):1-24.
2019 O’Malley E.;Farrell D.;Suiter J. (2019) 'Does talking matter? A quasi-experiment assessing the impact of deliberation and information on opinion change'. International Political Science Review, .
2017 Eoin O'Malley, Gary Murphy (2017) 'The leadership difference? Context and choice in Fianna Fáil’s party leadership'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (ONLINE), 33 (1). Link
2017 Lynch, C., O’Malley, E., Reidy, T., Farrel D., Suiter J. (2017) 'Dáil reforms since 2011: Pathway to power for the ‘puny’ parliament?'. Administration, 65 (2):37-57.
2017 Catherine Lynch, Eoin O'Malley, Theresa Reidy, David Farrell, Jane Suiter (2017) 'Dáil reforms since 2011: Pathway to power for the ‘puny’ parliament?'. Administration, 65 (2). Link
2017 Elgie, Robert; McAuley, Adam; Eoin O'Malley (2017) 'The (not-so surprising) non-partisanship of the Irish Supreme Court'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 32 .
2016 Suiter J.;Farrell D.;O’Malley E. (2016) 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from the Irish Citizens’ Assembly'. International Political Science Review, 37 (2):198-212.
2014 Suiter J.;O'Malley E. (2014) 'Chieftains Delivering: Testing Different Measures of Pork on an Irish Data Set of Discretionary Sports Grants'. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 24 (1):115-124.
2014 Takis Pappas Eoin O'Malley (2014) 'Civil Compliance and “Political Luddism”: Explaining Variance in Social Unrest During Crisis in Ireland and Greece'. American Behavioral Scientist, 58 :1592-1613.
2013 Farrell D.;O'Malley E.;Suiter J. (2013) 'Deliberative democracy in action irish-style: The 2011 we the citizens pilot Citizens' assembly'. Irish Political Studies, 28 (1):99-113.
2013 Jane Suiter , Eoin O'Malley (2013) 'Yes, minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically targeted particularistic spending'. JOURNAL OF ELECTIONS, PUBLIC OPINION AND PARTIES (ONLINE), .
2013 Eoin O'Malley Kevin Byrne (2013) 'What's in a name? Using surnames as data for party research'. Party Politics, 19 :985-997.
2009 O'Malley E. (2009) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 48 (7-8):986-991.
2007 O'Malley E. (2007) 'Setting choices, controlling outcomes: The operation of prime ministerial influence and the UK's decision to invade Iraq'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 9 (1):1-19.
2006 O’Malley E. (2006) 'Ministerial Selection in Ireland: Limited Choice in a Political Village'. Irish Political Studies, 21 (3):319-336.
2017 Eoin O'Malley, Sean McGraw (2017) 'Fianna Fáil: The Glue of Ambiguity'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (ONLINE), 32 (1):1-29.
2016 Boomgaarden, H. G. & Schmitt-Beck, R. with Brandenburg, H., Cunha, C., Hopmann, D. N., O’Malley, E., Poletti, M., Popescu, M., Teperoglou, E., & Tworzecki, H. (2016) 'Media and Campaign Effects on Vote Choice at National Elections in Europe: A Review of a Multilingual Research Landscape'. STUDIES IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION, 5 .
2015 Jane Suiter, David Farrell, Eoin O'Malley (2015) 'When do deliberative citizens change their opinions? Evidence from an Irish Citizens' Assembly'. International Political Science Review, Forthcoming .
2014 Pappas T.;O’Malley E. (2014) 'Civil Compliance and “Political Luddism”: Explaining Variance in Social Unrest During Crisis in Ireland and Greece'. American Behavioral Scientist, 58 (12):1592-1613.
2014 Kevin Rafter, Roddy Flynn Iain McMenamin Eoin O'Malley (2014) 'Does commercial orientation matter for policy-game framing? A content analysis of television and radio news programmes on public and private stations'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION (ONLINE), 29 :433-448.
2014 Suiter J.;O'Malley E. (2014) 'Yes, minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically targeted particularistic spending'. Parliamentary Affairs, 67 (4):935-954.
2014 O'Malley E.;Brandenburg H.;Flynn R.;McMenamin I.;Rafter K. (2014) 'The impact of the economic crisis on media framing: Evidence from three elections in Ireland'. European Political Science Review, 6 (3):407-426.
2014 Eoin O'Malley Heinz Brandenburg Roddy Flynn Iain McMenamin Kevin Rafter (2014) 'The impact of the economic crisis on media framing: Evidence from three elections in Ireland'. EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (PRINT), 6 :407-426.
2014 Rafter K.;Flynn R.;McMenamin I.;O’Malley E. (2014) 'Does commercial orientation matter for policy-game framing? A content analysis of television and radio news programmes on public and private stations'. European Journal of Communication, 29 (4):433-448.
2014 Jane Suiter Eoin O'Malley (2014) 'Yes, Minister: The impact of decision-making rules on geographically-targeted particularistic spending'. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (PRINT), 67 :1-20.
2014 Eoin O'Malley Jane Suiter (2014) 'Chieftains Delivering: testing different measures of ‘pork’ on an Irish data set of discretionary sports grants'. JOURNAL OF ELECTIONS, PUBLIC OPINION AND PARTIES (ONLINE), 24 :115-124.
2013 McMenamin I.;Flynn R.;O'Malley E.;Rafter K. (2013) 'Commercialism and Election Framing: A Content Analysis of Twelve Newspapers in the 2011 Irish General Election'. International Journal of Press/Politics, 18 (2):167-187.
2013 Eoin O'Malley (2013) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 52 :105-110.
2013 Kevin Byrne Eoin O'Malley (2013) 'The Two Types of Ulster Unionism: Testing an Ethnic Explanation for the Unionist/ Loyalist Divide'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 28 :130-140.
2013 David Farrell Eoin O'Malley Jane Suiter (2013) 'Deliberative Democracy in Action Irish-style: the 2011 We the Citizens Pilot Citizens' Assembly'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 28 :99-114.
2013 Byrne K.;O'Malley E. (2013) 'The two types of ulster unionism: Testing an ethnic explanation for the unionist/loyalist divide'. Irish Political Studies, 28 (1):130-139.
2013 Iain McMenamin, Roddy Flynn, Eoin O'Malley Kevin Rafter (2013) 'Commercialism and Election Framing: A content analysis of twelve newspapers in the 2011 Irish general election'. International Journal of Press/Politics, 18 .
2013 O'Malley E.;Walsh D. (2013) 'Religion and democratization in Northern Ireland: Is religion actually ethnicity in disguise?'. Democratization, 20 (5):939-958.
2013 Byrne K.;O'Malley E. (2013) 'What's in a name? Using surnames as data for party research'. Party Politics, 19 (6):985-997.
2013 Dawn Walsh Eoin O'Malley (2013) 'Religion and democratization in Northern Ireland: Is religion actually ethnicity in disguise?'. DEMOCRATIZATION (PRINT), 20 :939-958.
2012 Byrne K.;O'Malley E. (2012) 'Politics with Hidden Bases: Unearthing the Deep Roots of Party Systems'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 14 (4):613-629.
2012 Eoin O'Malley (2012) 'Explaining the 2011 Irish Presidential Election: Culture, Valence, Loyalty or Punishment?'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 27 .
2012 Eoin O'Malley (2012) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 51 :141-153.
2012 Kevin Byrne Eoin O'Malley (2012) 'Politics with Hidden Bases: unearthing the deep roots of party systems'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 14 :613-629.
2012 Eoin O'Malley (2012) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 51 :140-151.
2012 O'malley E. (2012) 'Explaining the 2011 Irish presidential election: Culture, valence, loyalty or punishment?'. Irish Political Studies, 27 (4):635-655.
2011 Eoin O'Malley (2011) 'More conflict, please: reforming the Irish political system'. 100 :135-146.
2011 O'Malley E. (2011) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 50 (7-8):1004-1010.
2011 Eoin O'Malley (2011) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 50 .
2010 Eoin O'Malley (2010) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 49 :1017-1024.
2010 O'Malley E. (2010) 'Veto players, party government and policy-making power'. Comparative European Politics, 8 (2):202-219.
2010 Eoin O'Malley (2010) 'Political Power and Accountability in Ireland'. 99 :43-54.
2010 O'Malley E. (2010) 'Punch bags for heavyweights? Minor parties in Irish government'. Irish Political Studies, 25 (4):539-561.
2010 Eoin O'Malley (2010) 'Punchbags for Heavyweights? Minor parties in Irish Government'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 25 :539-561.
2010 Eoin O'Malley (2010) 'Veto players, Party Government and Policy-Making Power'. Comparative European Politics, 8 :202-219.
2009 Eoin O'Malley (2009) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 48 :986-991.
2008 Eoin O'Malley (2008) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 47 :1012-1018.
2008 Eoin O'Malley (2008) 'Why is there no radical right party in ireland?'. WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS, 31 :960-977.
2008 Eoin O'Malley (2008) 'Turn Out to Turf Out? Effects of changes in Election participation rates on Election outcomes'. Open Political Science Journal, 1 :31-36.
2007 Eoin O'Malley (2007) 'THE POWER OF PRIME MINISTERS: RESULTS OF AN EXPERT SURVEY'. International Political Science Review, 28 :1-22.
2007 Eoin O'Malley (2007) 'Setting choices, controlling outcomes: the operation of prime ministerial influence and the UK's decision to invade Iraq'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 9 :1-19.
2007 O'Malley, Eoin (2007) 'New Gloss on an Old Engine: The Irish Parliamentary Election 2007'. WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS, 30 :1158-1165.
2007 Eoin O'Malley (2007) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 46 :980-983.
2006 Eoin O'Malley (2006) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 45 :1132-1134.
2006 Eoin O'Malley (2006) 'Investigating the effects of directly electing the prime minister'. Government and Opposition, 41 :137-162.
2006 Eoin O'Malley (2006) 'Ministerial Selection in Ireland: Limited Choice in a Political Village'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 21 :319-336.
2005 Eoin O'Malley Michael Marsh (2005) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 44 :1049-1055.
2004 Eoin O'Malley Michael Marsh (2004) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 43 :1030-1032.
2004 O'Malley, Eoin Kerby, Matthew (2004) 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold? Understanding the Decline of Fine Gael'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 19 :39-58.
2004 O'Malley, Eoin Cavatorta, Francesco (2004) 'Finding a party and losing some friends: Overcoming the weakness of the prime ministerial figure in Italy'. CONTEMPORARY POLITICS (PRINT), 10 :271-286.
2003 Eoin O'Malley Michael Marsh (2003) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 42 :979-985.
2002 Eoin O'Malley Michael Marsh (2002) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 41 :978-983.
2001 O'Malley Eoin (2001) 'Apathy or Error? Questioning the Irish register of electors to question turnout decline'. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES (PRINT), 16 :179-190.
2001 Eoin O'Malley Michael Marsh (2001) 'Ireland'. European Journal of Political Research, 40 :330-334.
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