Deiric Ó Broin


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Deiric Ó Broin is Professor of Public Policy Practice in the School of Law and Government in DCU where he lectures in Irish politics and public policy.

His research is mainly on Irish politics and public policy particularly the area of local and urban governance. He also works in the areas of public participation and deliberation, civil society involvement in public policy formulation, with a particular focus on the social economy.

Previously, he taught in TU Dublin, Maynooth University and UCD.

His most recent book (edited with Eoin O'Malley), Mayoral Governance in Dublin was published in April 2019.

Other books include Local Governance, Development and Innovation (with David Jacobson) 2017, Social Innovation in Ireland (with Ronaldo Munck and Jordana Corrigan) 2017, Adapting to Climate Change - Governance Challenges (with Peadar Kirby) 2016, Politics, Participation and Power - Civil Society and Public Policy in Ireland (with Mary Murphy) 2013, Local Dublin, Global Dublin - Public Policy in and Evolving City City Region (with David Jacobson) 2010, Power, Dissent and Democracy - Civil Society and the State in Ireland (with Peadar Kirby) 2009, Governing Below the Centre - Local Governance in Ireland (with Eugene Waters) 2017, and Taming the Tiger - Social Exclusion in a Globalised Ireland (with Peadar Kirby and David Jacobson) 2006.
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Regional Studies Association (Irish Branch) Member - Executive Committee -
Political Studies Association of Ireland Convenor - Local Government Specialist Group -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/03/2017 IED Fellowship Institute of Economic Development
01/01/2003 Fulbright-Sykes Fellowship US Department of State
01/01/2000 UCD Development Office PhD Scholarship UCD


Committee Function From / To
Pobal 22/10/2018 - 17/10/2022
Dublin City Local Economic and Community Plan Advisory Group 08/11/2016 - 31/12/2020
Dublin Local Community Development Committee 08/11/2016 - 31/08/2021
Ballymun Town Civic Alliance 07/04/2016 -
Dublin City Social Enterprise Committee 01/01/2015 - 31/08/2021
Pobal 21/10/2013 - 22/10/2018
DCU Research Ethics Committee 01/10/2006 - 31/08/2015


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Keele University MA
TU Dublin LLB
TU Dublin BA (Hons)

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
1999-2019 Other North Dublin Chamber of Commerce Member of the Board of Directors

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Advisory Work Irish Social Enterprise Network
Advisory Work Northside Community Forum
Advisory Work Department of Rural and Community Development National Social Enterprise Policy Implementation Group

Teaching Interests

Irish politics, local (urban) and regional governance, public policy, social and solidarity economies, public participation, deliberative and participatory democracy.

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Policy Challenges LG5007
2020 The Irish Political System LG108