Prof John O'Brennan

Sociology, Centre for European and Eurasian Studies, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)

Professor
Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration

TSI Building

Biography

I am a Professor within the Department of Sociology. I also hold the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and am the Director of the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies which is a designated Jean Monenet Centre of Excellence (2020-23). My work focuses on European Union institutions and politics, and, specifically on the process and politics of the EU's Enlargement policy. I also work on Ireland's relationship with the European Union and am currently finishing a monograph which examines Ireland's experience of EU membership over 50 years since accession in 1973. 

I am a board member and Vice-President of the Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES) and a member of the Irish government's Brexit Stakeholder Group since 2017. I am also a member of the Irish Institute for European and International Affairs' 'Global Europe' group. Previously, I worked as a Lecturer in European Union Politics at the University of Limerick (2001-2007) after holding Irish Research PhD and Post-Doctoral awards. I was also a Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris (2005) and an Open Society lecturer in Politics at the Varna Economics University in Bulgaria (2000-2001).

I contribute regularly to national and international media on European Union issues, including Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, BBC News, The Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, and The Irish TimesLBC radio, Newstalk, Open DemocracyRTE Radio, RTE TelevisionSky News, Today fm, Virgin News Media, and many other outlets.

My recent research work also encompasses a focus on the Societal impact of Gambling in Ireland and Europe. I am co-PI (with my colleague, Prof Aphra Kerr and Dr. Paul Kitchen of Ulster University) on a new (2022-24) project examining the impact of gambling advertising on Young people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (YouGamSi). This project is funded by the HEA's 'Shared Island' scheme.

Research Interests

Research interests include the process and politics of European Union enlargement; the EU's relationship with the Western Balkans and prospective enlargement to South Eastern Europe; EU-Ukraine relations and Ukrainian politics; EU-Russian relations; the dynamics of EU external relations; constructivist theories of International Politics; and the identity dimension to European integration. I am also very interested in Ireland's experience of European integration, its relationship with the European Union and the challenges presented to Ireland by the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Book

Year Publication
2024 O’Brennan, J. (2024) Ireland and the European Union 1973-2023: from the margins to the centre of Europe?. Dublin: Publishing contract being negotiated.
2007 O’Brennan, J. and Raunio, T. (2007) National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: from ‘Victims’ of Integration to Competitive Actors?. : Routledge.
2006 O’Brennan, J (2006) The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union. : Routledge.

Edited Journal Issue

Year Publication
2019 Mary C. Murphy; John O’Brennan (2019) Ireland and EU Crisis Governance: Continuity and Change in the Shadow of the Financial Crisis and Brexit (Special Issue). [Edited Journal Issue] [Link] https://doi.org/10.1080/07907184.2019.1687621
2014 Murphy, M.C; O (2014) Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the European Union (special issue). [Edited Journal Issue] [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 O’ Brennan, J. (2024) 'On Europe’s Coming of Age’ by Louisa Tsoukalis, Review Article'. Society, 60 (5). [Link]
2023 O’Brennan, J. (2023) 'Stuck between the EU ‘rock’ and UK ‘hard place’? Northern Ireland as a liminal space after Brexit'. Space and Polity, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 O' Brennan, John (2023) 'Ireland and the European Union after 50 years of Membership, Review Article'. Journal of European Integration, 45 (5). [Link]
2022 John O' Brennan (2022) ''This is who he is: the sociopathic violence that defines Vladimir Putin''. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, (142). [Link] [Full-Text]
2021 John O' Brennan (2021) ''Stuck in the Middle with EU (and the UK): How Ireland navigates its relationships with the EU and UK post-Brexit''. JOURNAL OF CROSS BORDER STUDIES IN IRELAND, 16 (1). [Full-Text]
2019 Rees, N; O' Brennan, J (2019) 'The dual crisis in Irish foreign policy: the economic crash and Brexit in a volatile European landscape'. Irish Political Studies, 34 :595-614. [DOI]
2019 Murphy, M.; O’ Brennan, J. (2019) 'Ireland and crisis governance: continuity and change in the shadow of the financial crisis and Brexit'. Irish Political Studies, 34 (4). [Link] [DOI]
2019 O’Brennan J. (2019) 'Requiem for a shared interdependent past: Brexit and the deterioration in UK-Irish relations'. Capital and Class, 43 (1):157-171. [DOI]
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) ''On the slow train to nowhere?' The European union,'Enlargement Fatigue' and the Western Balkans'. European foreign affairs review, 19 (2):221-241.
2014 John O'Brennan (2014) '‘In from the Cold: Ireland and the Quest for accession to the European Communities’'. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, 60 . [Link] [Full-Text]
2014 John O'Brennan and Mary C. Murphy (2014) '‘Ireland and the EU at 40: Pragmatic Incrementalism, Differential Policy Convergence within a Transformative European Landscape’, in ‘Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the European Union’, Special Issue'. Administration, 62 . [Full-Text]
2014 O' Brennan, John (2014) '‘Going cold on further expansion: EU ‘enlargement fatigue and the Western Balkans’'. European foreign affairs review, 18 . [Full-Text]
2009 O'Brennan J. (2009) 'Ireland says no (again): The 12 june 2008 referendum on the lisbon treaty'. Parliamentary Affairs, 62 (2):258-277. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 O'Brennan, J; Gassie, E (2009) 'From stabilization to consolidation: Albanian state capacity adaptation to European Union rules'. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 11 :61-82. [DOI]
2008 O’Brennan, J (2008) 'The EU in the western Balkans: Statebuilding as Empire? A Rejoinder to Professor David Chandler’, , Volume 22, Number 4, October, pp.507-18'. Global Society, 22 :507-518. [Full-Text]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) 'EU-Deja vu: Ireland's No to Lisbon’'. THE FEDERALIST DEBATE, Volume XXI :5-11. [Full-Text]
2006 O’Brennan, J (2006) 'Bringing Geopolitics back in: Exploring the Security Dimension of the 2004 Eastern Enlargement of the European Union'. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19 :155-169. [Full-Text]
2004 O’Brennan, J (2004) 'Ireland’s National Forum on Europe: Elite Deliberation meets Popular Participation'. Journal of European Integration, 26 :167-182. [Full-Text]
2003 O’Brennan, J (2003) 'Ireland's Return to ‘Normal’ EU Voting Patterns: The 2002 Nice Treaty Referendum'. European Political Science, 2 :5-14.
2003 O’Brennan, J (2003) 'Gaining Consent to the European Constitution – Lessons from the Irish Referendum Experience'. THE FEDERALIST DEBATE, XV :6-10.
2002 O’Brennan, J (2002) 'Enlargement as a Factor in the Irish Referendum on the Nice Treaty'. PERCEPTIONS: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, VII :74-94. [Full-Text]
2002 O’Brennan, J (2002) 'EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: The Normative Dimension'. PERSPECTIVES ON CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, 1 :163-186.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2025 O’ Brennan, J. (2025) 'The Future of EU Enlargement' In: Enlargement of the European Union. Abingdon : Routledge.
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) '‘Ireland and EU Enlargement’' In: Enlargement and the Future of Europe: views from the capitals. Berlin : Trans European Policy Studies Association. [Link]
2023 Murphy, M.C.; O’Brennan, J. (2023) 'Ireland and the European Union' In: Politics in the Republic of Ireland. [Link] [DOI]
2022 O (2022) '‘Ireland and the European Union: from the economic periphery to the centre of the integration process over 50 years’' In: Ireland and the EU at 50. London : Quartet Books. [Link]
2021 John O' Brennan (2021) 'Ireland and European Governance’' In: The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press. [Link] https://academic.oup.com/edited-volume/38172 [Full-Text]
2015 O'Brennan, J (2015) ''Greening' the European Union? The Europeanisation of European Union environment policy' In: CHALLENGE OF SUSTAINABILITY: LINKING POLITICS, EDUCATION AND LEARNING. BRISTOL : POLICY PRESS.
2014 O’Brennan, J. (2014) 'EU Enlargement 1989-2009' In: Handbook of the 1989 Revolutions. Vienna : Austrian Academy of Sciences.
2014 O'Brennan, John (2014) '‘The EU Enlargement Process after 1989: Actors, Institutions, and Literature’' In: Wolfgang Mueller(Eds.). Handbook of the 1989 Revolutions. London : Austrian Academy of Sciences. [Full-Text]
2014 O’Brennan J. (2014) '‘Greening’ the European Union? The Europeanisation of European union environment policy' In: The Challenge of Sustainability: Linking Politics, Education and Learning.
2014 O'Brennan, John (2014) '‘Greening the European Union? The Europeanization of EU Environment Policy' In: Atkinson, H and Wade, R(Eds.). The Politics of Sustainability: linking politics, education and training. London : Policy Press.
2013 O'Brennan, John (2013) ''The European Commission, transnational Advocacy and civil society in the Western Balkans’' In: Bojicic Dzeliovic, V, Kostovicova, D. and Ker-Lindsey, J(Eds.). Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans. Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan. [Full-Text]
2013 O'Brennan, John (2013) '‘Enlargement Fatigue and its impact on the Enlargement Process in the Western Balkans’' In: Brunet, L.A(Eds.). The Crisis of EU Enlargement. London : London School of Economics IDEAS series. http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/publications/reports/SR018.aspx
2013 O’Brennan, J. (2013) 'The European Commission, Enlargement Policy and Civil Society in the Western Balkans' In: Civil society and transitions in the Western Balkans. Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan.
2012 O'Brennan, John (2012) ''Government and Parliament’' In: Door, N., Tonra, B. and Kennedy, M. (eds)(Eds.). Foreign Policy in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin : Royal Irish Academy.
2010 O (2010) 'Ireland and the European Union: Mapping Domestic Modes of Adaptation and Contestation' In: Irish Business and Society: Governing, Participating and Transforming in the 21st Century. Dublin : Gill and MacMillan. [Link] http://www.gillmacmillan.ie/economics/economics/irish-business--society [Full-Text]
2007 O’Brennan, J. and Raunio, T. (2007) 'Introduction: Deparliamentarization through European Integration?' In: O’Brennan, J. and Raunio, T(Eds.). National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: from ‘Victims’ of Integration to Competitive Actors?. Abingdon : Routledge.
2007 O’Brennan, J. and Raunio, T. (2007) 'National Parliaments within the EU: Finally Learning to play the game?' In: National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: from ‘Victims’ of Integration to Competitive Actors?. Abingdon : Routledge. [Link]
2005 O’Brennan, J (2005) 'The National Forum on Europe' In: Holmes, M(Eds.). Ireland and the European Union Post-Nice. Manchester : Manchester University Press.
2003 O’Brennan, J (2003) 'Gaining the Consent of EU Citizens: the Constitutional Ratification Problem facing the European Union' In: Karasinska-Fendler, M(Eds.). Enlargement and EU Constitution-Building. Lodz, Poland : European Institute.
2002 O’Brennan, J (2002) 'The Need for a Code of Conduct and the Regulation of Members’ Interests' In: Interim Report of the IACDD and OSCE Review of the Parliamentary Procedures of the Republic of Serbia, IACDD/OSCE. Belgrade : IACDD/OSCE.
2001 O’Brennan, J (2001) 'A Social Constructivist Perspective on Enlargement' In: Levrat, N. and Willa, P(Eds.). EU External Capability and Influence in International Relations. Geneva : Instiut Europeene de l'Universite de Geneve and ECPR.
2001 O’Brennan, J (2001) 'Ireland and the EU: 25 Years of Membership' In: Yaminova, Y(Eds.). Europe: Globalization and Regionalization. Bulgaria : Scholle Press.
1998 O’Brennan, J (1998) 'EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: Why the Revolution in Numbers Requires an Institutional Revolution' In: University of Limerick Political and Economic Review (ULPER). Ireland : University of Limerick.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) 'EU Enlargement and Reform (I): A Trusted Partner and Exemplary Case. A View from Dublin' International Politik, . [Link]
2018 O’ Brennan, J. (2018) 'EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans: towards 2025 and Beyond' Irish Institute for International and European Affairs, (Future of the EU Policy Paper) . [Link]
2008 Dr John O'Brennan (2008) '‘Периодический научный журнал: Право и Политология' Georgian Journal of International Affairs, 4 :6-13.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) - Chair, Maynooth University International Women’s Day event Brussels, . [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Centre for Geopolitics The United Kingdom and Ireland: security and defence forum Cambridge University, .
2024 O’ Brennan, J. (2024) - Joint Organiser, YouGamSi seminar on gambling Maynooth, .
2021 Kerr, Aphra; O'Brennan, John, Vazguez Mendoza, Lucia (2021) The [Deep] Mediatisation of Gambling in Ireland and the Individualization of Harms Sociological Association of Ireland annual conf, Atomised Solidarities, Together Apart online, 07/05/2021-08/05/2021.
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) EUSA Biannual conference Ireland and Brexit: UK-Irish relations Miami, . [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) MAXCAP conference ‘Bulgaria and EU Enlargement: has the CVM worked? Leiden University, The Hague Campus, Netherlands, .
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Europe-Ukraine Forum ‘What now for the EU and Ukraine? Lodz, Poland, .
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Uaces Annual Conference ‘Bulgaria and the EU: still a case of ‘post-accession hooliganism? -, .
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies ‘Bulgaria’s protest Movements of 2014: Europeanization from below? Dublin, .
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) IACES Annual Conference ‘Why EU Enlargement is flat-lining’ Royal Irish Academy, .
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Economic Forum ‘The EU, Russia and the Western Balkans: microsite of a new Cold War? Kyrnica Droi, Poland, .
2015 O'Brennan J. (2015) Al Yahkwayn University Is European Neighbourhood Policy fir for Purpose? Morocco, .
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) International Conference of Europeanists, Sciences Po ‘Bulgaria’s protest movements of 2013: the role of civic initiatives’ Paris, . [Link]
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Bosnia in the aftermath of the Dayton Accords 1995-2005; Making Peace or Rewarding War’ ‘EU Enlargement: from transformation to stasis in the Western Balkans’ Maynooth University, .
2015 O (2015) Europe-Ukraine Forum The EU and Ukraine: how to square multiple circles? Lodz, .
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference ‘Bulgaria’s protest Movements of 2014: Europeanization from below? Cork, .
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) Waterford Institute of technology Why these elections matter Ireland, . [Link]
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) Varna Economics University EU Enlargement ten years on Bulgaria, .
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) Maynooth University The EU response to the crisis in Ukraine, Roundtable on Crimea Crisis Ireland, .
2014 O (2014) Royal Irish Academy The elections in Central and Eastern Europe Dublin, . [Link]
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) NUI Maynooth The Elections to the European Parliament: why they matter Ireland, . [Link]
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) London School of Economics and Political Science EU Enlargement http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/pdfs/Digest/2014-15/December2014.pdf, .
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) PSAI Annual Conference ‘The Oireachtas and European Affairs; finally ‘learning to play the European game? Ireland, .
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) UCC Much ado about nothing? 40 Years of Parliamentary engagement with European Affairs in Ireland Ireland, . [Link]
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) UACES Annual Research Conference The Irish national parliament and European integration: Learning to play the European Game? Passau, Germany, .
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) ECSA World Presidents Conference ‘Ireland and European Studies’ Brussels, .
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) European Community Studies Association (ECSA) Conference Efficiency versus legitimacy in the Eurozone crisis: the Irish referendum on the Fiscal Treaty Barcelona, .
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference The Oireachtas and European Affairs Ireland, .
2011 Dr. James Ker-Lindsay (2011) Kosovo: possible solutions to an unresolved problem London School of Economics and Political Science, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2011 Professor Boris Kolonitskii (2011) Images of the Russian Imperial Family during World War European University, St. Petersburg, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2011 Professor Tom Gallagher (2011) Romania and Bulgaria inside the EU: the limits of Solidarity University of Bradford, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2011 Professor Brendan Simms (2011) The Bosnian Intervention in Retrospect Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2010 Dr. Donnacha O' Beachain (2010) 'A Tale of Two Revolutions: Kyrgyzstan 2005 and 2010' Dublin City University, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2010 Professor Johannes Paulmann (2010) 'Welfare without borders? On the entangled history of German social policy in the Cold War era German Historical Institute, London, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2010 Dr. Neil Robinson (2010) Is Russia a Democracy? (discussant( University of Limerick, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2010 (2010) ‘EU Enlargement and the space for Civil Society’ Council of Europe conference on Moldova Istanbul, .
2010 (2010) ‘Ireland and Europe: Adaptation and Contestation’ SUNY/UL Model European Union University of Limerick, .
2009 Professor Jadwiga Staniszkis (2009) The End of Polish Communism and its Aftermath Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 (2009) ‘The Lisbon Treaty and the Mediterranean’ EUROMED Valetta, Malta, .
2009 Dr.Neil Robinson (2009) Te Oil Problem in Russian Politics University of Limerick, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 Dr. Virginie Vate (2009) Conversion to Evangelical Christianity in Chukotka (Russia): Individual or Collective? CNRS,Paris, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 (2009) ‘The Western Balkans and the EU: from ‘badlands’ to the promised land? CEUROS, UL University of Limerick, .
2009 Dr.Umut Kurkut (2009) Could More Reform Lead to Stalemate? Dilemmas of Economic Europeanization in Hungary UCD, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 (2009) ‘Ireland’s Lisbon Trauma’ Linfield College Winter School Limerick, .
2009 Dr Ignác Romsics (2009) 'The Birth of the 3rd Hungarian Republic and its international context: 1987-1990' Károly Esterházy College, Eger, Hungary , Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe and Department of History NUIM, .
2009 Professor Iskander Gilyazov (2009) Writing History in 21st Century Russia Kazan State University, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 Professor Andrew Cottey (2009) After the Georgia War: European Security and the Former Soviet Space’ UCC, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 Professor Catherine Wanner (2009) The Future of Disbelief: Religion and Secularization in Eastern European Borderlands Penn State University / Humboldt University Ber, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 Dr Klemens Büscher (2009) Minority Conflict Prevention in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia OSCE HCNR, The Hague, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 Dr.Paul Luif (2009) The Cohesion of the EU in Foreign Policy Matters: How Do Austria and Ireland Fit in?” Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2009 Dr. Adam Drazin (2009) Decision to Live: Domestic Material Culture and Intentionality among Irish Romanians TCD, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, .
2007 O'Brennan J. (2007) Europe-Ukraine Economic Forum Ireland as an Accession Exemplar Wroclaw, Poland, .
2007 (2007) ‘Ireland as an Accession Exemplar’ Fundacja Instytut Studiów Wschodnich Wroclaw, Poland, .
2007 (2007) ‘The EU and the Western Balkans: Quo Vadis? Varna Economics University Varna, Bulgaria, .
2007 (2007) ‘The future of EU Enlargement Policy’ Department of Foreign Affairs Ljubljana, Slovenia, .
2006 O'Brennan J. (2006) Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) EU Enlargement to South East Europe: the Expansion of ‘Normative Power Europe Cork, Ireland, .
2006 O'Brennan J. (2006) UACES Annual Research Conference Desecuritising the Balkans: the EU’s Enlargement Strategy for South East Europe Limerick, Ireland, .
2004 O'Brennan J. (2004) Europe and the World Centre ‘Enlargement and the Nice Treaty Referenda in Ireland’, Post-Nice: Ireland’s evolving relationship with Europe after the Nice referendums University of Liverpool, .
2003 O'Brennan J. (2003) Europe and the World Centre ‘The Evolution of the National Forum on Europe’, Post-Nice: Ireland’s Evolving Relationship with Europe after the Nice referendums University of Liverpool, .
2003 O'Brennan J. (2003) OSCE State Union of Serbia and Montenegro Parliament ‘Scrutinising Europe: The Newly Empowered Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs’, Building an Effective Parliamentary Committee System Belgrade, .
2003 O'Brennan J. (2003) UACES Research Conference Analysing Irish Preferences on Eastern Enlargement Newcastle, United Kingdom, .
2003 O'Brennan J. (2003) UACES Conference ‘Selling Europe - Lessons from the Nice Treaty Referendum Campaign in Ireland’, From Copenhagen to Copenhagen and Beyond: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis of the EU’s Fifth Enlargement King's College, London, .
2003 O'Brennan J. (2003) Current European Studies Teaching and Research Issues for Central and South Eastern Europe, CEP Euro Adapting East European EU Studies Curricula Bucharest, .
2002 O'Brennan J. (2002) UACES Research Conference ‘Enlargement as a Factor in the 2002 Nice Treaty Referendum Campaign in Ireland’ Belfast, .
2001 O'Brennan J. (2001) UACES Research Conference Foreign Policy in a Constructed World: Ireland and the EU University of Bristol, .
1999 O'Brennan J. (1999) Fourth UACES Research Conference Enlargement as Catalyst for Deep Integration , Sheffield, UK, .
1999 O'Brennan J. (1999) UCD Postgraduate Conference The European Commission and Supranational Autonomy: the case of Enlargement Negotiation Ireland, .
1999 O'Brennan J. (1999) Diversity Within Unity Conference The European Commission and Supranational Autonomy Within the European Union Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, .

Published Report

Year Publication
2021 Barry Colfer and John O' Brennan (2021) 'Ireland Report: Sustainable Governance in the Context of the Covid 19 crisis'. Bertelsmann Stiftung, . [Link]
2021 Kerr, Aphra; O'Brennan, John, Vazguez Mendoza, Lucia (2021) Gambling Trends, Harms and Responses: Ireland in an International Context. Maynooth University, . [Link]
2021 Colfer, C.; O (2021) Ireland and the Management of Covid 19. Bertelsmann Stiftung Sustainable Development Indicators, . [Link]
2020 Vazquez-Mendoza, Lucia; Kerr, Aphra; O (2020) Gambling: Identifying international trends, approaches and responses. MUSSI, . [Link] [Full-Text]

Book Review

Year Publication
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) Review of Nadya Nedelsky, Defining the Sovereign Community: the Czech and Slovak Experiences. [Book Review]
2010 O’Brennan, J (2010) Review of Markus Kornprobst, Irredentism in European Politics: Argumentation, Compromise and Norms. [Book Review]
2008 O (2008) Review of Beate Sissenich, Building States without Society: European Union Enlargement and the Transfer of EU Social Policy to Poland and Hungary. [Book Review] [Full-Text]
2007 O’Brennan, J. (2007) Review of Tonny Brems Knudsden and Carstan Bagge Laustsen (eds), Kosovo between War and Peace, Abingdon: Routledge. [Book Review]
2007 Dr John O'Brennan (2007) Review of Sonia Lucarelli and Ian Manners (eds), Values and Principles in European Union Foreign Policy, Abingdon: Routledge. [Book Review]
2007 O'Brennan, John (2007) Review of Osamu Idea (ed.) Beyond Sovereignty: From Status Law to Transnational Citizenship? Hokkaido: Slavic Research Centre. [Book Review] [Full-Text]
2006 Dr John O'Brennan (2006) Erik Oddvar Eriksen (ed), Making the European Polity: Reflexive Integration in the EU. Abingdon: Routledge. [Book Review] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1478-9299.2006.00115_4.x/full
2006 Dr John O'Brennan (2006) ‘Eastern Enlargement of the EU: Conditionality, Europeanisation and Expansion’, Review of recent volumes by Neil Nugent (ed.), European Union Enlargement, and Frank Schimmelfennig and Ulrich Sedelmeier (eds), The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe. [Book Review]
1999 Dr John O'Brennan (1999) Neil Collins (Ed.), Political Issues in Ireland Today, in Irish Political Studies, Volume 14, pp.174-6. [Book Review] http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07907189908406607

Magazine Article

Year Publication
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘Ireland’s next crisis could be over referendum power’. [Magazine Article]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) Recession will be the wild card in second Irish Treaty referendum’. [Magazine Article] [Full-Text]

Newspaper Articles

Year Publication
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) There are three good reasons to support the development of an EU Army. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) ‘Higgins intervention was ill-informed and crossed over the line’, Irish Daily Mail. [Newspaper Articles]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) ‘Orban’s mockery of values EU meant to uphold’, The Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) ‘Can Ireland’s ‘Ourselves Alone’ stance be justified?, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2023 John O' Brennan (2023) Rise of Far Right is a real concern for democracy. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2022 O’ Brennan, J. (2022) ‘Irish education system must take ‘Europe’ and language seriously’, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) 'Putin has lost the war and may yet lose much more', The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Extradition and Election pose test of Bulgaria’s EU Commitment’, Balkan Insight. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2021 John O Brennan (2021) 'Brexit is fuelling tensions in Northern Ireland'. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Member states must share blame in EU’s handling of Covid crisis’, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2021 John O Brennan (2021) 'Member states must share blame for handling of Covid Crisis'. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) ‘Why the EU’s €750 bn Recovery Fund needs guarding from abuse’, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2020 Murphy, Mary; O’ Brennan, J. (2020) ‘Why Ireland needs a permanent citizens’ assembly on Europe’, Sunday Business Post. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) ‘Kerry deputy’s Committee role proves we don’t take European Affairs half as seriously as we should’, The Irish Independent. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) ‘Irexit’ would be an act of Folly, Sunday Business Post. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) UK Remain Campaign can learn from Ireland’s EU Referenda’, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) ‘Catastrophic tactical error by David Cameron’, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2015 Prof. John O'Brennan (2015) ‘Catastrophic tactical error by David Cameron’, 18 May 2015. [Newspaper Articles]
2015 Prof. John O'Brennan (2015) Bosnian-type deal not a solution for Syria’, 30 December 2015. [Newspaper Articles]
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) ‘Bosnian-type deal not a solution for Syria’, The Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) ‘Corruption still dominates political landscape as Bulgarians go to the polls’, The Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) ‘Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture in Europe’, The Journal. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2014 Prof. John O'Brennan (2014) ‘Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture in Europe’, 1 September 2014. [Newspaper Articles]
2014 Prof. John O'Brennan (2014) ‘Corruption still dominates political landscape as Bulgarians go to the polls’, 3 October 2014. [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) ‘Will Europe end at Croatia? Project Syndicate. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2013 O' Brennan, John (2013) The Success of the EU’s Eastern Enlargement debunks current fears (19 January 2013; http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/19/success-eastern-eu-enlargement-debunks-fears). [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O' Brennan, John (2013) The Spirit of Protest in Brazil and Turkey is now in Bulgaria (25 June 2013; http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/25/turkey-brazil-bulgaria-protest). [Newspaper Articles]
2013 Murphy, Mary and O' Brennan, John (2013) Fiscal and Economic Crisis a crisis of Engagement (28 November 2013; http://www.irishexaminer.com/analysis/fiscal-and-economic-crisis-a-crisis-of-politics-and-engagement). [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) ‘Bulgaria: citizens against the mafia’, The Sunday Business Post. [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O' Brennan, John (2013) EU Unity is little more than fiction in the wake of Cyprus being hung out to dry (29 March 2013; http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/eu-unity-cyprus-ireland-848806-Mar2013/). [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O' Brennan, John (2013) Will Europe end at Croatia? (30 June 2013; http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-consequences-of-the-eu-s-enlargement-fatigue-by-john). [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O' Brennan, John (2013) ‘Bulgaria: citizens against the mafia’. [Newspaper Articles]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) ‘Fiscal and Economic Crisis a crisis of Engagement’, The Irish Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) ‘EU Unity is little more than fiction in the wake of Cyprus being hung out to dry’, The Journal. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) ‘The Success of the EU’s Eastern Enlargement debunks current fears’, The Guardian. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) ‘The Spirit of Protest in Brazil and Turkey is now in Bulgaria’, The Guardian. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Referendum or no, the fiscal treaty should go to the Supreme Court’. [Newspaper Articles]
2012 O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Treaty threatens to widen democratic deficit in EU’. [Newspaper Articles]
2012 O' Brennan, J and Titley, G. (2012) ‘Now it is Ireland’s turn to reject the austerity fantasy’. [Newspaper Articles]
2012 O' Brennan, J. and Titley, G. (2012) ‘Ireland’s opportunity to reject impossible fantasy of austerity’. [Newspaper Articles]
2012 O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Coalition warned to put effort into Yes vote’ (5 April 2012; http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0405/1224314389095.html). [Newspaper Articles]
2012 O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘EU Won’t treat Irish as Greeks if they vote No’. [Newspaper Articles]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Alliances with Israel and US made Bulgaria Target’ The Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Treaty threatens to widen democratic deficit in EU’, The Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Ireland’s opportunity to reject impossible fantasy of austerity’, (with Gavan Titley) The Taipei Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Now it is Ireland’s turn’, Dawn (Pakistan). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Now it is Ireland’s turn to reject the austerity fantasy’ (with Gavan Titley), The Guardian, (print and online). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) ‘EU Won’t treat Irish as Greeks if they vote No’, Bloomberg Opinion. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Referendum or no, the fiscal treaty should go to the Supreme Court’, The Journal. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2012 O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Alliances with Israel and US made Bulgaria Target’. [Newspaper Articles]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’, Georgian Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’, Today’s Zaman. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) European Integration: a trend toward the empowerment of the EU’. [Newspaper Articles]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘Mladic arrest brings Serbia Closer to EU’. [Newspaper Articles]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) A Trend toward Empowerment of the EU’. [Newspaper Articles]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) Do we need a referendum? (18 December 2011; http://www.businesspost.ie/). [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) Legal Crisis looming for European Project’. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2011 O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘Una Europa de Jueces’. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2011 O' Brennan, John (2011) Ireland has done what the EU Wanted so where’s the reward?. [Newspaper Articles]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) (with Gavan Titley) ‘Ireland has done what the EU Wanted so where’s the reward? the Guardian (Comment is Free). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’, Gazeta Wyborcza. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’, Egypt Daily News. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’, China Daily. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘Do we need a referendum? Sunday Business Post. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘For Europe to Convince, its judges must be convinced first’, The Daily Star (Lebanon). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’, Korea Herald. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘Una Europa de Jueces’, El Nuevo Dia. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘Mladic arrest brings Serbia Closer to EU’, The Sunday Business Post. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) ‘A Trend toward Empowerment of the EU’, Die Welt. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) ‘European Integration: a trend toward the empowerment of the EU’, EU Examiner. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Irlanda Decide otra vez’. Bitacorrs Almendron. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O'Brennan, John (2009) Irlanda Decide otra vez’. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2009 O'Brennan, John (2009) Anxious EU's Future at stake. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland to go to the polls Again’, The Brunei Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Fate of EU Hanging in Balance as Irish head to polls’, The Scotsman. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Irish voters decide a second time’, the Gulf Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland decides, again’, the Daily News Egypt. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland Decides, again’. Jordan Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Ireland votes, again’, Buenos Aires Herald. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland to decide again on EU Treaty’, Daum. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland Decides, again’, Today’s Zaman. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Anxious EU’s Future at stake’, The Australian. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Future of the EU hangs on vote in Ireland on Friday’, Taipei Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland to decide again on EU Treaty’, Korea Herald. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland votes, again’, Burma Digest. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland Decides, again’, Macau Daily Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland Decides Again’, Al Watan. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Irlanda Decide otra vez’, El Pais. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Ireland decides for a second time’, The Times of Malta. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Irelanders get to decide fate of Lisbon Treaty’, Khaleej Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Napětí roste. Evropa čeká, jak se rozhodnou Irové’, Dnes (Czech Republic). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) ‘Irish voters weigh the Lisbon Treaty again’, the Japan Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Srbská Volba’, Sme (Slovakia). [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia’s Choice: A Prosperous Future or an Obsessive Past?’ The Daily Star (Lebanon). [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbiens Entscheidung’. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’, The Guatemala Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Alte Kräfte drängen Serbien in die Isolation’, Die Welt. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) Ireland must vote on whether we remain a member of the EU?. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘La Choix de la Serbie’, L’orient le Jour (Lebanon). [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘La Opción de Serbia’, La Prensa (Panama). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe Waits’, The Daily News Egypt. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe Waits’, The Jordan Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland must vote on whether we remain a member of the EU’, The Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe Waits’, Ziua (Romania). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia’s Choice’, The Bangladesh Independent. [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’, the Gulf Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe Waits’, Buenos Aires Herald. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Irlanda votează, Europa aşteaptă cu inima strânsă’, Adevarul. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Der Musterknabe Wamkt’, Die Welt. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe Waits’, The Guardian. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia’s Choice’, Turkish Weekly. [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia’s Choice’, Daily Times (Pakistan). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia’s Choice’, Mmegi (Botswana). [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia to Choose EU Orbit or Isolation’, the Japan Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland to vote again on EU’s Lisbon Treaty’, The Sunday Herald (Scotland). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Irlanda: din nou despre Tratatul de la Lisabona’, Romana Libero. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Will Ireland say Yes to Lisbon? The Guardian (Comment is Free). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Europe anxiously awaits the results of Ireland’s Vote’, The Daily Star (Lebanon). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Everything to play for in the Final Run-up to Ireland’s referendum’, the Scotsman. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’, China Daily. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’, Today’s Zaman. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe awaits result’, The Korea Herald. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia’s Choice’, Macau Daily Times. [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Вибір Сербії’, Den (Ukraine). [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland’s Lisbon Trauma Continues…..with no end in sight’, Threemonkeysonline.com. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘With Europe waiting, Ireland votes on Treaty’, the Japan Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Ireland Votes, Europe Waits’, the Burma Digest. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Serbia to Choose EU Orbit or Isolation’, Iceland News. [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘La Opción de Serbia’. [Newspaper Articles]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Serbia to Choose EU Orbit or Isolation’. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Alte Kräfte drängen Serbien in die Isolation’. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2008 O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Will Ireland say Yes to Lisbon?. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2005 O'Brennan, John (2005) `EU Offer Would Boost Reform in Turkey?. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2005 O’Brennan, J. (2005) ‘EU Offer Would Boost Reform in Turkey’, the Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles]
2004 O’Brennan, J. (2004) ‘Kosovo: Can Sharing of Power Ever Work? the Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]
2004 O'Brennan, John (2004) Kosovo: Can Sharing of Power Ever Work. [Newspaper Articles] [Full-Text]
2003 O’Brennan, J. (2003) ‘Leadership Vacuum at heart of EU Exposed’, the Irish Times. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]

Blog

Year Publication
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Enlargement is back on the EU’s agenda. [Blog] [Link]
2021 O’ Brennan, J. (2021) The Bulgarian Parliamentary Election of 4 April: The End of Borissov’s rule?. [Blog] [Link]
2021 John O’ Brennan (2021) Bulgaria’s 4 April Parliamentary Election: The End of Borissov’s Rule?. [Blog] [Link]
2020 John O (2020) The Irish General Election: how will it impact on Brexit?. [Blog] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) On Romania's Presidential Election, European Movement. [Blog] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Blair and Brexit, Political Studies Association blog. [Blog] [Link]
2019 O’ Brennan, J. (2019) The Romanian Presidential Election. [Blog] [Link]
2018 O’ Brennan, J.; Toomey, M. (2018) 'The rise of populism on the Danube and Vistula'. Dublin: [Blog] [Link]
2018 O’Brennan, J. (2018) The European Union and the Western Balkans: enlargement or further drift?. [Blog] [Link]
2017 O’ Brennan, J. (2017) Phil Hogan and the Brexit Debate. [Blog] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) ‘Phil Hogan and the Brexit Debate’, IACES Blog. [Blog] [Link]
2017 O’ Brennan, J. (2017) The view from Dublin: Hard Brexit looks like a weapon of wanton neighbourly destruction. [Blog] [Link]
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) Brexit may take centre stage as starting gun is fired on UK General Election. [Blog] [Link]
2016 O’Brennan, J. (2016) Ireland’s hard-fought minority government. [Blog] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J (2016) The Western Balkan Tinderbox’. [Blog] [Full-Text]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) ‘EU deal with Turkey compromises EU Enlargement Process and represents triumph of Realpolitik’, IACES Blog. [Blog] [Link]
2013 O’Brennan, J (2013) Bulgarians confront the Oligarchs. [Blog] [Link]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) Ireland and Europe in the heat of crisis. [Blog]
2011 O’Brennan, J (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’. [Blog] [Full-Text]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Ireland’s Second Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. [Blog]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘Reflections on a Second Irish Lisbon Referendum’, EurActiv.com. [Blog] [Link]
2008 O (2008) ‘Kosovo: the Hour of Europe’. [Blog] [Full-Text]
2005 O’Brennan, J. (2005) ‘EU Must not Turn Away from Further Enlargement’. [Blog] [Link]
2004 O’Brennan, J. (2004) ‘EU Finally to Say Yes to Turkey?’. [Blog] [Link]

Media

Year Publication
2024 O (2024) Should there be an EU army established?. [Media] [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Panelist, Brendan O’ Connor Show. [Media] [Link]
2024 O (2024) Interview, Middle East and international politics, Tonight Show, Virgin Media TV. [Media] [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Interview, Middle East and international politics, Radio Kerry. [Media]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Interview, Ukraine and Europe in 2024, Today with Claire Byrne. [Media] [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Panellist, Brendan O’ Connor Show, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Interview, European Parliament elections, Today with Claire Byrne, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Interview, Democracy in Europe and around the world in 2024. [Media] [Link]
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Podcast interview, How the EU works, The Explainer for The Journal.ie. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Why Ireland should make 12 July a national holiday, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, Ireland and international security, Morning Ireland, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, Ireland’s security and defence policy, Today with Claire Byrne, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) On Ireland’s neutrality, On the Record, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, The Hard Shoulder, Biden’s visit and perceptions of Irishness, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, Wright on the Nail Podcast. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, EU Summit discussion, The Last Word, Today FM. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland after 50 years of EU Membership, Talking History. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Panelist, Wright on the Nail. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, Israel-Gaza, The Tonight Show, Virgin Media TV. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, Ireland AM, Virgin Media TV. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland and military neutrality, Upfront with Katie Hannon, RTE One TV. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Panellist, Brendan O’ Connor show, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, gambling reform, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) ‘Europe and the UK: What really happened? Wright on the Nail Podcast. [Media] [Link]
2023 John O’ Brennan (2023) Trump’s legal jeopardy. [Media] [Link]
2023 John O’ Brennan (2023) After the Dutch general election. [Media]
2023 John O' Brennan (2023) Ireland AM. [Media]
2023 John O' Brennan (2023) Israel-Gaza. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, This Week, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) The war in Ukraine one year on, Tonight VMTV, Virgin Media Television. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) The war in Ukraine one year on, Kildare Today, Kildare FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, Ireland, Europe and Neutrality, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, Wright on the Mail Podcast. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland and Europe conference report, Six One News, RTE One. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) On Ireland’s military neutrality and European security, The Last Word, Today FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview on Ukraine and Europe, Kildare FM. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Guest, Ireland and international security forum, The Tonight Show, Virgin Media TV. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) EU-Hungary-Ukraine, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, EU Enlargement and Ukraine, Euronews. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Panellist, Wright on the Nail. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, Trump’s legal jeopardy, Kildare FM. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Panellist, Wright on the Nail podcast. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview on Kosovo-Serbia relations , Al Jazeera television. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview with Bulgarian National Radio. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) ‘Bullying, Boris and Brexit, The Wright on the Nail Podcast. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Europe Day conversation, Ireland AM, Virgin Media TV. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) On Ireland’s dismal failure at Eurovision, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview on situation in Kosovo, Al Jazeera television. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, Israel-Palestine conflict, Ireland AM, Virgin Media TV. [Media]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview on Ireland and the EU at 50, The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2022 O’ Brennan, J. (2022) Russia-Ukraine War, interview with Kildare FM. [Media]
2022 O’ Brennan, J. (2022) Interview with Passport Diplomatic on the Ukraine war and Europe, Romanian Television. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest Panellist, On the Record, Newstalk fm. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Interview with Euronews on proposed ban on Russian citizens entering the EU, Euronews. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest, Ukraine Crisis, Tonight VMTV, Virgin Media TV. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Gambling regulation in Ireland and Europe, the last word with Matt Cooper, Today FM. [Media]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Interview, The Russian war on Ukraine, Kerry Radio. [Media]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) On the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, Today with Claire Byrne. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest, On The Record, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest, Will Putin Succeed?, Kerry Today, Kerry Radio. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Interview with Euronews about Bulgaria and the Alchin extradition order, Euronews. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest, Ukraine Crisis, Kildare FM. [Media]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Interview on the war in Ukraine and implications for Europe, Oireachtas News. [Media] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest, Ukraine-Russia war, RTE Drivetime. [Media]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Guest, The Gathering, Today with Claire Byrne, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2022 O’ Brennan, J. (2022) ‘The Russian war on Ukraine’, KFM. [Media]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview on Brexit, The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM. [Media]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Northern Ireland: return of street violence and the Brexit Protocol, Al Jazeera. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview, EU ‘sanctions hammer and foreign policy, Euronews. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview on EU Enlargement policy and the Western Balkans’, Shqip media (Albania). [Media]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Guest interview, Euronews. [Media]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview, the EU and Belarus, The Tonight Show, Virgin Media TV. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Guest - Gambling harm in Ireland and Europe, The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Guest, Today with Claire Byrne, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Guest, Michael Portillo Show, Times Radio. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Panellist, On the Record, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview, the EU and Belarus, EastCoast FM. [Media]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Numbers seeking help for gambling problems rises during pandemic, The Irish Times. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Guest, On the Record with Gavin Reilly, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview on EU Enlargement policy and the Western Balkans’, N1 Television, Sarajevo. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview, EuroNews. [Media] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview on Brexit and EU-UK Relations, TRT World news. [Media]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, Ivan Yates The Hard Shoulder. [Media] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, Today with Sarah McInerney, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Interview, Brexit and the EU, RTE News at One, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Interview, Pravda (Slovakia). [Media]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, The Marian Finucane Show, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, Today with Sean O’ Rourke, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, Between the Lines with Andrea Gilligan, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Guest, US Presidential election, Kildare FM. [Media]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Guest, The late Debate, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Guest, on Donald Trump visit to Ireland, Today with Sean O’ Rourke, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Panellist, On the Record, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Guest, The Marian Finucane Show, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Cited on Brexit, in The Guardian. [Media] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Guest, ‘The role of MEPs, Morning Ireland, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan, J (2018) Guest, RTE News at One, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan, J (2018) Guest, The Late Debate, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Ireland AM, TV3. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Shane Beattie Show, Kildare FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Kildare Today. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Drivetime with Iain Dale, LBC Radio (London). [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview,’2017 Eurovision Song Contest’, Euronews. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Should Ireland be next to leave the EU? The Week. [Media] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, German Federal Election and future of Europe’, The Last Word. Today FM. [Media] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, RTE Six One News. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Morning Ireland, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Waterford Local Radio. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Six One News. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, The Week in Politics, RTE One television. [Media] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Brexit negotiations, Dublin City FM 103. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, RTE News at One with Aine Lawlor. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, RTE Drivetime. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, the Sunday Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Drivetime with Mary Wilson, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Newstalk Sunday Show, EU and the Trump Administration. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Sean Moncrieff Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Drivetime with Mary Wilson, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, On the Record, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Andrew Castle Show, LBC London Radio. [Media]
2017 O (2017) Guest, The Late Debate, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Talking Point with Sarah Carey, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview (with Quentin Peel, Financial Times and Chatham House), on Chancellor Merkel’s speech on EU ‘going it alone’, The Last Word with Matt Cooper. [Media] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, Drivetime, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, the Marian Finucane Show, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Guest, The Last Word with Matt Cooper. [Media]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, Eastcoast FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, ‘Brexit Crisis’, Ireland AM, TV3. [Media] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, The Marian Finucane Show, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, ‘Government formation in Ireland and Europe’, The Sunday Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview with Radio Sputnik on EU Refugee Crisis. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Cited by the Mail Online, EU Refugee Crisis. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview with Radio Sputnik, EU Refugee Crisis. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, ‘Friday Focus’, Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, Drivetime, RTE Radio One, ‘on the migrant crisis and EU-Turkey deal’. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, ‘Brexit’ referendum, The Moncrieff Show, Newstalk FM. [Media] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Interview, Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, Saturday Live, RTE Radio One. [Media]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, Shane Beattie Show, Kildare FM. [Media]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, ‘Brexit’ discussion, Oireachtas TV. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview, ‘Brexit’, Iceland national radio. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview, ‘Brexit’, RUV Television (Iceland). [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview, The Crisis in the European Union, The Right Hook, Newstalk. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Cited by Reuters, EU Refugee Crisis. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview, Newstalk News, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview with The Pat Kenny Show, On the EU Refugee Crisis and rise of the far right, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview, Dublin City University Radio on the EU-Turkey refugee deal. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview, The Last Word with Matt Cooper Show, Today FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, ‘Brexit’ referendum, Shane Beatty Show, Kildare FM. [Media] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Guest, Brexit Referendum, Grassroots Programme, Irish TV. [Media] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, Newstalk Breakfast. [Media]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, The Last Word with Matt Cooper. [Media] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan, J (2016) Guest, Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk FM. [Media]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Interview with The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM. [Media]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Guest interview on Apathy towards European Union, Today with Sean O’ Rourke, RTE Radio One. [Media] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Interview Limerick Live95FM on Ukrainian plane tragedy. [Media]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Guest, The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM. [Media] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Guest, The Late Debate, RTE Radio One, ‘Isis and Iraq: politics and international relations. [Media] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) ‘Europe and the homogenising of Culture’, The Irish Times. [Media] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Guest, The Last Word with Matt Cooper. [Media]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Guest interview on Ireland’s changing relationship with the European Union, The Late Debate, RTE Radio one. [Media] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Guest Interview, Six One News, RTE Television, on the European Parliament election results. [Media] [Link]
2013 O’ Brennan, J. (2013) Panellist on The Late Debate, RTE Radio One, Discussion of Cyprus and the Eurozone. [Media] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Report on ‘Europe in Crisis’ symposium, The Irish Times. [Media] [Link]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Key Irish Euro referendum pits anger against fear, The Word. [Media] [Link]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with Radio Cataluña on the Irish Economic Crisis and the 2013 Budget’. [Media]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Bulgaria: the end of innocence’. [Media] [Full-Text]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) Guest on Marc Coleman at large Programme, Newstalk. [Media] [Link]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with France 24 on the Irish constitutional issues around Abortion. [Media]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with France 24 on Fiscal Compact referendum. [Media]
2011 O’Brennan, J. (2011) Guest on The Business with George Lee, RTE Radio One, 10 December 2011, On the Euro-Zone fiscal Compact and the EU Summit meeting. [Media] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) Panelist, the Dunphy Show, Newstalk. [Media] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) Interview with BBC World Service on the Kosovo issue. [Media] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) Interview with BBC World Service on the situation in the Western Balkans. [Media] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) ‘Ireland's Existential Crisis: a contrary view’. [Media] [Link] [Full-Text]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with France24 Television on the Lisbon Treaty referendum. [Media]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview on the Lisbon Treaty Referendum with BBC Radio 4 The Westminster Hour. [Media] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with NET TV Malta on the Lisbon Treaty. [Media]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with Radio Live 95fm on Local and European Elections. [Media]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with TVM Malta on the Lisbon Treaty. [Media]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview on the Lisbon Treaty referendum with Pravda (Slovakia). [Media]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Guest appearance on Tonight with Vincent Browne ON Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall, TV3. [Media] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Ireland’s European Referendum: second take, high stake. [Media] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) ‘La Opción de Serbia’, El Tiempo (Colombia). [Media] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with Myles Dungan, RTE Radio One ‘Drivetime’ Programme on Kosovo. [Media]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with RTE Nuacht/TG4 on Kosovo’s impending independence. [Media]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with BBC World Service Radio on Serbian Presidential Elections. [Media] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with BBC World Service on EU-Serbian relations in the aftermath of the arrest of Radovan Karazdic. [Media] [Link]

Published Interview

Year Publication
2024 O'Brennan J. (2024) Interview, European migration policy, The Journal. [Published Interview]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview with Financial Times. [Published Interview] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview with The Irish Times on Hungary and EU Enlargement. [Published Interview] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview with The Sunday Times, Ireland and International security. [Published Interview] [Link]
2023 John O' Brennan (2023) EU Enlargement and Ukraine. [Published Interview] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview, China and Ireland, Irish Independent. [Published Interview]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview on Dutch elections, Irish Independent. [Published Interview] [Link]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Interview with Florian Bayer, Wiener Zeitung, Austria. [Published Interview] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Interview, The Sunday Times on soaring grade inflation in higher education. [Published Interview] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) Comments on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, the journal.ie. [Published Interview] [Link]
2022 O’ Brennan, J. (2022) The challenge of the Far Right in Europe, Interview, Irish Independent. [Published Interview] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Interview on EU Enlargement policy and the Western Balkans’, Reuters. [Published Interview] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) Gambling regulations not fit for purpose, The Journal. [Published Interview] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) On Brexit and Erasmus, Interview with New York Times. [Published Interview] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan, J (2021) GAA praised for their socially responsible approach towards gambling, The Irish Examiner. [Published Interview] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Nedeljnik (Serbian newspaper). [Published Interview]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Quoted, Brexit and Ireland, Leinster Leader. [Published Interview] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) The Globe Post, ‘Brexit negotiations’. [Published Interview]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Sunday Business Post, Ireland and Brexit. [Published Interview]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) Interview, Wall Street Journal. European Medicines Agency and Ireland. [Published Interview]
2017 O'Brennan, J (2017) ‘Brexit article broke EU rules, says expert’, Interview with The Times (Ireland). [Published Interview] [Link]
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Interview with Handelsblatt Global Edition, on EU-Russian confrontation in the Western Balkans. [Published Interview] [Link]
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) Interview with The Irish Times re. Turkey. [Published Interview] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Interview, Bloomberg News, Bulgaria and EU Enlargement. [Published Interview] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Interview, Pravda (Slovakia), ‘The New EU Institutions’. [Published Interview]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with Bloomberg News, on the Irish referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact. [Published Interview]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with Die Presse, Austria on the Fiscal Treaty referendum. [Published Interview] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with Die Presse (Austria) on the Irish referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact. [Published Interview] [Link]
2012 O’ Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with Pravda (Slovakia) on the Irish referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact. [Published Interview] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) ‘Coalition warned to put effort into Yes vote’, The Irish Times. [Published Interview] [Link]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Interview with Global Post on the Fiscal Treaty referendum. [Published Interview] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) Interview with the Sunday Times, on the European External Action Service and Ireland’s embassies abroad. [Published Interview] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) Interview with the Times of Malta, on the Irish economic crisis. [Published Interview] [Link]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with Press Association on Lisbon Referendum. [Published Interview]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with Limerick Leader on Local and European elections. [Published Interview]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with the Times of Malta on the Lisbon Treaty and European Security. [Published Interview]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Interview with Limerick Leader on Lisbon Treaty Campaign. [Published Interview]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with Czech Daily Hospodarske noviny on the European Council Summit meeting. [Published Interview]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with Deutsche Welle Radio on the fallout from the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. [Published Interview]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with the Press Association about the European Council Summit. [Published Interview]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Interview with Chinese State Television, CCTV-9 on the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. [Published Interview]
2004 O’Brennan, J. (2004) ‘Kosovo’ (comment), International Herald Tribune. [Published Interview]

Policy Contribution

Year Publication
2020 O'Brennan, J (2020) Would coalitions of the willing strengthen EU foreign policy? Judy Asks, Carnegie Europe. [Policy Contribution] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan J. (2018) Visiting delegation. , HEA Exchange, Georgia: [Policy Contribution]
2012 O’ Brennan, J; O’Riain, S. (2012) ‘Ireland (and Europe) in Crisis: the Fiscal Compact, the Referendum and the future of European Integration, Contribution to the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on the Fiscal Treaty. [Policy Contribution] [Link] [Full-Text]
2008 O’Brennan, J (2008) Ireland and Lisbon: Quo Vadis? CEPS Policy Brief No. 175. Brussels: [Policy Contribution] [Link]
2008 O’Brennan, J. (2008) Ireland’s Plan to Resurrect the Lisbon Treaty to be Unveiled at Brussels Summit’. Brussels: [Policy Contribution] [Link] [Full-Text]

Podcast

Year Publication
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland, security and defence and neutrality, John Mooney Podcast. [Podcast]
2023 O’ Brennan, J. (2023) ‘Ireland and Military neutrality’, BBC Red Lines Podcast. [Podcast] [Link]
2022 O’ Brennan, J. (2022) The rise of the Far Right in Europe, Irish Independent podcast. [Podcast]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) The problem with betting apps, the big tech show, Irish independent. [Podcast] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan, J (2022) ‘The Ukraine Crisis’, Irish Independent. [Podcast] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan, J (2019) Brexit for Beginners, Politics and Society Podcast. [Podcast] [Link]
2014 O’ Brennan, J. (2014) Discussion of Bulgarian parliamentary elections, Interview with The Irish Times Podcast. [Podcast] [Link]

Conference Hosted

Year Publication
2023 O’Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland European Future: Crisis, Renewal and Change. , Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (Jointly organised), Royal Irish Academy: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2023 O’Brennan, J. (2023) The future of EU Enlargement after the war in Ukraine, Maynooth. [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2023 O’Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland and the European Union at 50, Maynooth University. [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2019 O’Brennan, J. (2019) Roundtable on the 2019 European Parliament Elections. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2019 O’Brennan, J. (2019) Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Annual Conference. [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2019 O’Brennan, J. (2019) Central and Eastern Europe in Transition. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2018 O’Brennan, J. (2018) Main Organizer, Citizens Dialogue on Europe with French Minister for European Affairs, Nathalie Loiseau and Irish Minister for Europe, Helen McEntee TD. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2018 O’Brennan, J. (2018) Brexit: the Endgame. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2018 O’Brennan, J. (2018) IACES Annual Lecture delivered by Mary Lou MacDonald, President of Sinn Fein. Trinity College Dublin: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2018 O’Brennan, J. (2018) 1918 and the Old/New Europe. Maynooth University (Joint organisation with Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies): [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) Irish Government’s Brexit Civic Dialogue on Human Rights with Minister Charlie Flanagan. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) The EU and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis, Summer School. Maynooth University, (Jointly organised with Maynooth University Law School): [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) Organizer, Maynooth University colloquium on Brexit: the implications for Ireland. [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) Ireland and the Future of Europe: Leading the way, following the crowd or Left Behind?. Maynooth University, (Joint organisation with Irish Institute for International and European Affairs): [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) Co-organizer, Conference on the Politics of the Eurovision Song Context. [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2016 O’Brennan, J. (2016) Main Organizer, ‘Ireland Votes 2016: the election campaign and possible outcomes’. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2016 O’Brennan, J. (2016) Joint organizer, IARCEES Annual Conference. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2016 O’Brennan, J. (2016) Joint Organizer, Lecture by President Michael D. Higgins, Iaces Annual lecture. Royal Irish Academy: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2016 O’Brennan, J. (2016) Main Organizer, ‘The Brexit referendum: the existential choice facing the UK and its implications for Ireland and the EU’. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2016 O’Brennan, J. (2016) Joint Organizer, Constitutional Futures for these islands in the shadow of Brexit. Royal Irish Academy: [Conference Hosted]
2015 O’Brennan, J. (2015) Joint organizer, ‘IACES Annual State of the Union Conference’. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2015 O’Brennan, J. (2015) Main organizer, ‘The Balkans 20 Years after the Dayton Accords. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2014 O’Brennan, J. (2014) Main organizer, Roundtable on Crimea Crisis. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2013 O’Brennan, J. (2013) Co-organizer of conference on the role of Humanities and Social sciences in Irish and European life. Royal Irish Academy: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2013 O’Brennan, J. (2013) Co-organizer of symposium ‘Ireland and Europe after four decades of EU membership’. University College Cork: [Conference Hosted]
2013 O’Brennan, J. (2013) Chief Organizer of Symposium on ‘Europe’s Fragile Peace: Conflict, violence and transition in the wake of Europe’s World Wars’. Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2013 O’Brennan, J. (2013) Chief Organizer of Symposium on ‘The Arab Spring and its Aftermath’. Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2013 O’Brennan, J. (2013) Chief Organizer of Workshop on ‘National Parliaments in the European Union’, EU Jean Monnet Conference. European Parliament Office, Dublin: [Conference Hosted]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Co-organizer of symposium on 2012 US Presidential Election. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Co-organization of conference on Innovation, technology and Change, Irish Presidency of the EU 2013, ‘Communicating Europe’ programme of the Department of An Taoiseach, (With Professor Margaret Kelleher and Dr. Michael Geary). Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2012 O’Brennan, J. (2012) Main organizer, CSWE Symposium, Europe in Crisis: present challenges, future trajectories’. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2010 O’Brennan, J. (2010) Main Organizer, CSWE Conference on EU-Turkey Relations, ‘The European Union and Turkey: the Accession Negotiations and Beyond’. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Main Organizer, CSWE Postgraduate conference on Central, Eastern, South-eastern Europe. Maynooth University: [Conference Hosted]
2009 O’Brennan, J. (2009) Main Organizer, IARCEES Annual conference 2009, ‘1989: Europe Twenty Years On’. [Conference Hosted] [Link]
2006 O’Brennan, J. (2006) local academic staff planning committee for the 2006 UACES Conference, the main European Studies conference in Europe. [Conference Hosted]
2004 O’Brennan, J. (2004) Main Organizer, meeting of the National Forum on Europe. [Conference Hosted]
2004 O’Brennan, J. (2004) Main Organizer, National Parliaments and the European Union. supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs under the Irish Presidency of the European Union, University of Limerick: [Conference Hosted]

Abstract

Year Publication
2017 O’Brennan, J. (2017) IACES Annual Lecture delivered by Michael Russell MSP, Scottish Minister for European Affairs. University College Cork: [Abstract]

Guest Speaker Hosted

Year Publication
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Chair and host, EU Enlargement discussion with Lawrence Meredith, European Commission. Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Guest Speaker Hosted]
2023 O’Brennan, J. (2023) Ireland and Europe at 50, IACES Annual Lecture by Professor Brigid Laffan. Royal Irish Academy: [Guest Speaker Hosted]
2023 O’Brennan, J. (2023) Interview with Viktor Yushchenko, former president of Ukraine. Maynooth University: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Chair, European Union panel, MacGill Summer School, with Mairead McGuinness, Brigid Laffan and Tony Connolly. Glenties: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2023 O (2023) Chair, The EU and the Western Balkans, Speech by Dr Kurt Basseneur, Democratization Policy Council. , Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan J. (2021) Illiberal Democracy and Academic Freedom in Eastern Europe’, Conversation with Michael Ignatieff. Irish Institute for European and International Affairs: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan J. (2021) Is it Tomorrow Yet? Conversation with Ivan Krastev. Irish Institute for European and International Affairs: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan J. (2020) Brexit in historical perspective: a conversation with Professor Kevin O’ Rourke. Maynooth University: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan J. (2018) The Future of the EU27: A perspective from the Bulgarian Presidency, Host and Moderator for Bulgarian Minister for Europe, Emilia Kralova. Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan J. (2018) The Future of the EU27: A perspective from Romania, Host and Moderator for Romanian Minister for Europe, Victor Negrescu. Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Guest Speaker Hosted] [Link]

Key Note Address

Year Publication
2024 O (2024) Department of Social Welfare Symposium on Europe. [Key Note Address]
2024 O (2024) EU Enlargement summer school. [Key Note Address]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Keynote address on the future of EU Enlargement, ARKUS Workshop on Ukraine. Wroclaw, Poland: [Key Note Address]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) ‘Ireland and the EU at 50: from the periphery to the Centre of Europe?. Irish Embassy in Bulgaria, EU House, Sofia: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) ‘The future of EU Enlargement policy. Sofia University Faculty of Philosophy: [Key Note Address]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) ‘The future of EU Enlargement policy’. Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Euro-Atlantic Resilience Centre: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) ‘Ireland and the EU at 50: from the periphery to the Centre of Europe?. EU Academy conference, Dublin City University: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan J. (2019) What’s next for EU Enlargement?. Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan J. (2019) Ireland and Brexit. EUSA Conference, Denver: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan J. (2016) Brexit: crisis or opportunity for Ireland?. Dublin Salon, Festival of Ideas: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan J. (2016) ‘Crisis in the Neighbourhood: EU Engagement with Russia and Turkey towards 2020’. Limerick Civic Trust Annual Lecture Series, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan J. (2016) ‘EU Enlargement – Lessons Learned’. Summer School for Young Public Policy Professionals from South East Europe and the Black Sea Region, Albena, Bulgaria: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan J. (2016) ‘Brexit: its implications for Ireland and the European Union’. Trans European Policy Association/Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland, Reykjavik: [Key Note Address] [Link]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘The European Union in a time of crisis: multiple and inter-locking vectors of democratic matters and why legitimation matters’, United State of Europe Symposium, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. [Key Note Address]
2009 O'Brennan J. (2009) The Lisbon Treaty and the Mediterranean’, Lecture to the 27th EUROMED seminar, Malta. [Key Note Address] [Link]

Invited Lectures

Year Publication
2024 O (2024) BEERG Annual Meeting. [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Talk to European Parliament Ambassador Schools. [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Roundtable on EU Enlargement, Centre for a New American Security. New York: [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Chair, The 2023 State of the Union, European Commission. Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Ireland and the EU at 50’. Sandymount public library, Dublin: [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Panellist, ‘Ireland and Neutrality. UCD Law School: [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) The Future of EU Enlargement Policy, UACES Invited Panel Discussion. Queens University Belfast: [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) ‘Ireland and the war in Ukraine: debating military neutrality in a changed European security landscape, Conference on Ukraine in the Global Context: The EU’s Actorness in Question’. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Varna Deep Tech Port summit. Varna, Bulgaria: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) BEERG Annual Conference. Sitges, Spain: [Invited Lectures]
2023 O'Brennan J. (2023) Panellist, European Security and Defence, Ireland’s Consultative Forum on Defence and Security. Dublin Castle: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) ‘Address to the Oireachtas European Affairs Committee on EU recruitment and Communicating Europe in Ireland’. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) ‘Europe after Brexit’. University of Georgia, United States: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) ‘Europe at a Crossroads: German and Irish reflections on peace and our shared European future’. Marburg University, Germany: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) The Politics of the Rule of Law in the EU: putting a stop to the rot?. Jean Monnet Guest lecture, University College Cork: [Invited Lectures]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) Ireland, Borders and Europe’, American Conference on Irish Studies. Athens, Georgia: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2022 O'Brennan J. (2022) ‘Ireland and the Single market’ (Panel Discussion). Department of Foreign Affairs, Westin Hotel, Dublin: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2021 O'Brennan J. (2021) Ireland and the ongoing politics of Brexit. University of Sussex: [Invited Lectures]
2021 O'Brennan J. (2021) Bulgaria and the EU. Sofia University/Southeastern Europe colloquium on special issue, Sofia: [Invited Lectures]
2020 O'Brennan J. (2020) ‘Brexit’, Panellist. Killarney Economic Conference: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2020 O'Brennan J. (2020) Towards the EU: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine – Vison for the future of the Eastern Partnership, (Moderator). Irish Institute for International and European Affairs: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan J. (2019) Panellist, ‘Western Balkans: Europeanisation, Democratisation, Shared Responsibility’. Bled Strategic Forum Lake Bled, Slovenia: [Invited Lectures]
2019 O'Brennan J. (2019) ‘Which Brexit after European Parliament elections’. Dublin City University: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2019 O'Brennan J. (2019) Why EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans is failing. Presentation on tenth anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership, Government Buildings, Dublin, European Movement Ireland: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan J. (2018) ‘The Good Friday Agreement in all its parts: Safeguarding the totality of relationships’. Annual Conference of The Centre for Cross Border Studies, Dundalk: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan J. (2018) ‘Future of Europe debate’. University of Limerick: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2018 O'Brennan J. (2018) ‘Requiem for a Shared Interdependent Past: Ireland’s relationship with the UK in the shadow of Brexit’. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/Goethe Institute/University of East Anglia: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) Ireland and Europe: Quo Vadis. Europe Direct seminar, Tullamore: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) Brexit and Borders. Queen’s University Belfast: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) The EU investment Plan: what’s in it for you?. Dundalk: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O (2017) ‘Brexit and the Irish Universities’, Speech at Fine Gael meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Kenny, Clane: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) The 2017 French Presidential Elections: the European dimension (with Lara Marlowe, the Irish Times). Institute for European and International Affairs, Dublin: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) ‘Brexit: the future for ‘Ireland in Brussels’, ‘The De-Europeanisation of Border Conflicts. British Academy: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) ‘Europeanisation through Enlargement? Turkey and the Western Balkans’, The European Union in the Wider Europe: still a force for Europeanisation?. Queen’s University Symposium: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2017 O'Brennan J. (2017) Moderator and Chair, ‘Peripharality and Centrality in Ireland and Europe’. Limerick Civic Trust, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) ‘Post Accession Monitoring in the EU: the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism and its efficacy in Bulgaria and Romania’. Dublin City University: [Invited Lectures]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Panel Member, The Brexit referendum: the existential choice facing the UK and its implications for Ireland and the EU’. Maynooth University: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Challenges for Ireland in the European Union’, Making the EU Work for Irish Business, Chambers Ireland. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2016 O'Brennan J. (2016) ‘Brexit: the future for ‘Ireland in Brussels’?. Royal Irish Academy: [Invited Lectures]
2016 O’ Brennan, J. (2016) Ireland votes 2016: all change in electoral politics?. Maynooth University Alumni Event, Wood Quay Centre: [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2015 O’ Brennan, J. (2015) The End of EU Enlargement?. Blagoevgrad: [Invited Lectures]
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) ‘The European Union in 2014: from turmoil to torpor? Irish Institute for International Affairs, Leuven, Belgium. [Invited Lectures]
2014 O'Brennan J. (2014) Why the elections to the European Parliament matter, Public Meeting, Tubercurry, Sligo. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) 'The EU and Turkey: dynamics of integration and dis-integration in an emerging multi-speed Europe'? Irish Institute for European and International Affairs. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘Democratic accountability of the EU: The Irish perspective’, Presentation at the European Parliament, Brussels. [Invited Lectures]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘National Parliaments in the EU arena: Ireland and Spain compared post-Lisbon’, Glasgow. [Invited Lectures]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘Making a success of EU Membership: evidence from Ireland after four decades of European integration’, University of Surrey CRONem conference on the EU and Croatia. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) The EU’s other (neglected) Crisis: Enlargement to the Western Balkans, University College Cork Department of Government. [Invited Lectures]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘The European Parliament elections: why should I vote? Donegal County Council, Letterkenny. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘The Oireachtas and the Cortes in EU affairs: comparing the laggards in national parliamentary engagement’, Conference on National Parliaments and European Integration after the Lisbon treaty, European parliament Office, Dublin. [Invited Lectures]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘The Oireachtas and European Integration: incapacity, indifference and the legitimacy problem’, Queen’s University Belfast. [Invited Lectures]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘Enlargement fatigue and the way forward in the Western Balkans, Central European University, Budapest. [Invited Lectures]
2013 O'Brennan J. (2013) ‘The EU Institutions: locating politics, power, and Democracy’, Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. [Invited Lectures]
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) ‘National Parliaments within the EU: has Lisbon proved a ‘game-changer’? Leiden University. [Invited Lectures]
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) ‘The Oireachtas and European affairs: a slow learner in playing the European Game? Europe in Crisis: present challenges, future trajectories’, NUI Maynooth. [Invited Lectures]
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) Ireland and Europe: balancing efficiency and legitimacy in the search for solutions to the Eurozone Crisis’, paper presented at Negotiating Crisis in Irish History, Royal Irish Academy. [Invited Lectures]
2012 O'Brennan J. (2012) ‘The EU and the Euro-Crisis: locating politics, power, and the people’, Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Belgium. [Invited Lectures]
2010 O'Brennan J. (2010) ‘Ireland and Europe: Adaptation and Contestation’, SUNY/UL Model European Union, University of Limerick. [Invited Lectures]
2010 O'Brennan J. (2010) ‘EU Enlargement and the space for Civil Society’, Council of Europe conference on Moldova, Istanbul. [Invited Lectures]
2010 O'Brennan J. (2010) ‘The EU Enlargement Process: past, present and future’, CSWE Workshop on EU-Turkey relations. [Invited Lectures]
2010 O'Brennan J. (2010) ‘The European Commission, Democratization and Civil Society in the Western Balkans’, London School of Economics and Political Science. [Invited Lectures]
2009 O'Brennan J. (2009) ‘Ireland’s Lisbon Trauma’, Linfield College Winter School at University of Limerick. [Invited Lectures]
2009 O (2009) ‘From 12 to 27: Path Dependency within the EU Enlargement Process’, Velvet Revolutions twentieth anniversary conference, University of Vienna. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2009 O'Brennan J. (2009) ‘The Western Balkans and the EU: from ‘badlands’ to the promised land? University of Limerick. [Invited Lectures]
2008 O'Brennan J. (2008) ‘Reflections on Ireland’s Referendum experience’, NUI Maynooth History Society Forum. [Invited Lectures]
2008 O'Brennan J. (2008) ‘Normative Power Europe meets the Western Balkans: The EU’s Most Problematic Enlargement’, University of Limerick Balkan Symposium. [Invited Lectures] [Link]
2007 O'Brennan J. (2007) ‘EU Expansion: Consolidating achievements and the Prospects for Georgia’, University of Limerick Summer School. [Invited Lectures]
2007 O'Brennan J. (2007) ‘Ireland and EU Membership: Lessons for Bulgaria as a Newly Acceded State’, Varna Economics University. [Invited Lectures]
2007 O'Brennan J. (2007) ‘The EU and the Western Balkans: Quo Vadis? Varna Economics University, Bulgaria. [Invited Lectures]
2007 O'Brennan J. (2007) ‘The future of EU Enlargement Policy’, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. [Invited Lectures]
2006 O'Brennan J. (2006) ‘The EU and the Western Balkans: toward Europe?, Jean Monnet Summer School on European Integration, University of Limerick. [Invited Lectures]
2006 O'Brennan J. (2006) ‘Racing to the Finish: Bulgaria, Romania, Europeanization and EU Accession Conditionality’, Department of Politics and Public Administration Seminar Series, University of Limerick. [Invited Lectures]
2005 O'Brennan J. (2005) ‘European Integration Theory: The State of the Art’, University of Leicester, UK. [Invited Lectures]
2004 O'Brennan J. (2004) ‘The Long and Winding Road: The EU’s Eastern Enlargement in Perspective’, University of Vienna, Austria. [Invited Lectures]
2004 O'Brennan J. (2004) ‘The Contested Polity: Theorising the European Union’, University of Leicester, UK. [Invited Lectures]
2003 O'Brennan J. (2003) ‘Gaining the Consent of EU Citizens: the Constitutional Ratification Problem facing the European Union’, Conference on Enlargement and Constitution-building, European Institute, Lodz, Poland. [Invited Lectures]
2002 O'Brennan J. (2002) ‘The Need for a Code of Conduct and the Regulation of Members’ Interests’, Interim Report of the IACDD and OSCE Review of the Parliamentary Procedures of the Republic of Serbia, 2002. IACDD/OSCE, Belgrade. [Invited Lectures]
2000 O'Brennan J. (2000) ‘Ireland and the European Union - 25 Years of Membership’, Conference on Globalization and Regionalization, Varna Economics University, Bulgaria. [Invited Lectures]
2000 O'Brennan J. (2000) ‘A Social Constructivist Perspective on Enlargement’, EU External Capability and Influence in International Affairs, ECPR Graduate Conference, Graduate Institute of European Studies of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. [Invited Lectures]
1999 O'Brennan J. (1999) ‘Why Enlargement Strengthens the Process of Deepening’, University of Leiden. [Invited Lectures]
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/03/2022 Shared Island North-South Research programme HEA
01/01/2015 Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration
01/01/1999 Civic Education Forum Visiting Fellowship, Bulgaria
01/01/2018 Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration European Commission
01/01/2004 IRCHSS Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow
01/01/2014 Visiting Professor, Varna University of Economics
01/01/2005 EU Institute for Security Studies Visiting Fellowship
01/11/2020 Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Erasmus Plus
01/01/2015 Jean Monnet Teaching Module European Commission
31/01/2020 Gambling in Ireland and Europe Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute
01/01/1999 IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

Committees

Committee Function From / To
MU Commemorations Committee Committee Member 01/08/2018 - 28/02/2022
Brexit Advisory Group Board Member 01/01/2017 - 28/02/2022
All Island University Committee on Brexit Maynooth University representative 01/09/2016 - 01/05/2022
Maynooth Alumni Board Board Member 01/09/2011 - 31/08/2018
International Affairs, Royal Irish Academy Member 01/09/2011 - 30/09/2019

Consultancy

Client Description
European Commission Reviewer for EU Horizon 2020 programme on EU Sustainable development
European Commission Rapporteur for Horizon 2020 Western Balkans research project evaluation
Bertelsmann Stiftung Research and authorship on major study of Ireland's response to the Covid pandemic
Department of Justice Research consultancy on calculating the value of the gambling market in Ireland
Brussels European Employee Relations Group (BEERG)
Bertelsmann Stiftung Research and authorship of annual study of implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Editorial / Academic Reviews

Amount Role From / To
Journal of Contemporary European Studies Reviewer -
Debatte Reviewer -
Political Studies Reviewer -
Cambridge Review of International Affairs Reviewer -
Journal of European Public Policy Reviewer -
Slavic Review Reviewer -
Journal of International Relations and Development Reviewer -
Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies Reviewer -
Irish Political Studies Reviewer -
Jcms-Journal Of Common Market Studies Reviewer -
Journal of European Integration Reviewer -

Outreach Activities

Organisation Type Description
European Parliament Ambassadors Schools Civic Society Presentation on rule of law within the EU for second level teachers participating in the EPAS programme. [Link]
Local Government Management Agency Civic Society Production of Pamphlet on Ireland's membership off the European Union [Link]
Europe Direct Civic Society Lecture tour - European Parliament elections in Ireland 2014 [Link]
Conference on the Future of the EU Civic Society Advisor and presenter for 2021-22 EU 'Citizens Assembly' on the future of the EU [Link]

Teaching Interests

I teach European integration, EU Politics and International Relations. This includes modules on the European Union institutions, EU policies and policy-making, theories of International Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Europe and the Wider World. The total number of students taking these modules is greater than 200. 

I also oversee a one week fieldtrip to the European Union in Brussels. This trip introduces Maynooth University students to the 'coalface' of EU governance in Brussels and encompasses visits to the Commission and European Parliament and the Irish Permanent Representation in Brussels and the Northern Ireland office. It also includes visits to World War One sits in Flanders, including the Menin Gate; the Africa Museum in Terveuren and the House of European History. Students meet MEPs and participate in a role play of an actual EU negotiation process. 

My teaching encourages active learning including regular interaction with public policy practitioners, enabling students to ‘encounter the real world’ of political decision-making. In addition to the Fieldtrip in Brussels  I also lead student fieldtrips to the Oireachtas and facilitate student participation in radio and television programmes. 
In 2015 I received a Jean Monnet Teaching Award from the European Commission worth €30,000 (in addition to a Jean Monnet Chair). 

At postgraduate level, I primarily supervise students working on European Union and international politics themes. 

I have taught 15 BA and 6 MA courses, and co-taught on another 4 MA/PhD programmes. My approach is resolutely student-facing and emphasizes interaction and reflexivity as core components of undergraduate education and the delivery of appropriately defined learning outcomes and supportive feedback.