Prof John O'Brennan

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

Professor
Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration

TSI Building
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(01) 708 6554

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.

Books

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

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2023 ''Ireland and the European Union: 50 years of 'Europeanisation''
John O' Brennan and Mary C. Murphy (2023) ''Ireland and the European Union: 50 years of 'Europeanisation'' In: Politics in the Republic of Ireland. London: Routledge. [Details]
2021 'Ireland and European Governance’'
John O' Brennan (2021) 'Ireland and European Governance’' In: David Farrell and Niamh Hardiman (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2016 '‘Ireland and the European Union in the Shadow of Austerity’'
John O'Brennan (2016) '‘Ireland and the European Union in the Shadow of Austerity’' In: Euroscepticism and Survival of the European Integration Project in Small member States. Riga: Latvian Institute of International Relations/ Frederich Ebert Stiftung. [Details]
2015 ''Greening' the European Union? The Europeanisation of European Union environment policy'
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. [Details]
2014 '‘The EU Enlargement Process after 1989: Actors, Institutions, and Literature’'
O'Brennan, John (2014) '‘The EU Enlargement Process after 1989: Actors, Institutions, and Literature’' In: Handbook of the 1989 Revolutions. London: Austrian Academy of Sciences. [full-text] [Details]
2014 '‘Greening the European Union? The Europeanization of EU Environment Policy'
O'Brennan, John (2014) '‘Greening the European Union? The Europeanization of EU Environment Policy' In: The Politics of Sustainability: linking politics, education and training. London: Policy Press. [Details]
2014 '‘Greening’ the European Union? The Europeanisation of European union environment policy'
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. [Details]
2013 '‘Enlargement Fatigue and its impact on the Enlargement Process in the Western Balkans’'
O'Brennan, John (2013) '‘Enlargement Fatigue and its impact on the Enlargement Process in the Western Balkans’' In: The Crisis of EU Enlargement. London: London School of Economics IDEAS series. [DOI] [Details]
2013 ''The European Commission, transnational Advocacy and civil society in the Western Balkans’'
O'Brennan, John (2013) ''The European Commission, transnational Advocacy and civil society in the Western Balkans’' In: Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [full-text] [Details]
2012 ''Government and Parliament’'
O'Brennan, John (2012) ''Government and Parliament’' In: Foreign Policy in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2010 '‘Ireland and the European Union: Mapping Domestic Modes of Adaptation and Contestation’'
O'Brennan, John (2010) '‘Ireland and the European Union: Mapping Domestic Modes of Adaptation and Contestation’' In: Ireland: Business and Society:Governing, Participating & Transforming in the 21st Century. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2007 'National Parliaments within the EU: Finally Learning to play the game?'
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. [Details]
2007 'Introduction: Deparliamentarization through European Integration?'
O’Brennan, J. and Raunio, T. (2007) 'Introduction: Deparliamentarization through European Integration?' In: National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: from ‘Victims’ of Integration to Competitive Actors?. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
2005 'The National Forum on Europe'
O’Brennan, J (2005) 'The National Forum on Europe' In: Ireland and the European Union Post-Nice. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2003 'Gaining the Consent of EU Citizens: the Constitutional Ratification Problem facing the European Union'
O’Brennan, J (2003) 'Gaining the Consent of EU Citizens: the Constitutional Ratification Problem facing the European Union' In: Enlargement and EU Constitution-Building. Lodz, Poland: European Institute. [Details]
2001 'A Social Constructivist Perspective on Enlargement'
O’Brennan, J (2001) 'A Social Constructivist Perspective on Enlargement' In: EU External Capability and Influence in International Relations. Geneva: Instiut Europeene de l'Universite de Geneve and ECPR. [Details]
2001 'Ireland and the EU: 25 Years of Membership'
O’Brennan, J (2001) 'Ireland and the EU: 25 Years of Membership' In: Europe: Globalization and Regionalization. Bulgaria: Scholle Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2023 ''Stuck between the EU Rock and UK hard place: Northern Ireland as a liminal space after Brexit''
John O' Brennan (2023) ''Stuck between the EU Rock and UK hard place: Northern Ireland as a liminal space after Brexit''. Space and Polity, 27 (3) [Details]
2022 ''This is who he is: the sociopathic violence that defines Vladimir Putin''
John O' Brennan (2022) ''This is who he is: the sociopathic violence that defines Vladimir Putin''. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, (142) [Details]
2021 'Ireland and European Governance'
O’Brennan J. (2021) 'Ireland and European Governance'. The Oxford Handbook Of Irish Politics, :145-160 [Details]
2021 ''Stuck in the Middle with EU (and the UK): How Ireland navigates its relationships with the EU and UK post-Brexit''
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) [Details]
2019 'The dual crisis in Irish foreign policy: the economic crash and Brexit in a volatile European landscape'
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] [Details]
2019 '‘Requiem for a Shared Interdependent Past: Brexit and the Deterioration in UK-Irish Relations’'
John O' Brennan (2019) '‘Requiem for a Shared Interdependent Past: Brexit and the Deterioration in UK-Irish Relations’'. Capital and Class, 43 (1) [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Requiem for a shared interdependent past: Brexit and the deterioration in UK-Irish relations'
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] [Details]
2014 ''On the slow train to nowhere?' The European union,'Enlargement Fatigue' and the Western Balkans'
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 [Details]
2009 'Ireland says no (again): The 12 june 2008 referendum on the lisbon treaty'
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] [Details]
2009 'From stabilization to consolidation: Albanian state capacity adaptation to European Union rules'
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] [Details]
2009 'Ireland says No (again): the 12 June 2008 Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty(1)'
O'Brennan, J (2009) 'Ireland says No (again): the 12 June 2008 Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty(1)'. Parliamentary Affairs, 62 :258-277 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 '‘Ireland and Crisis governance: continuity and change in the shadow of the financial crisis and Brexit' (special issue)'
John O'Brennan and Dr. Mary C. Murphy (2019) '‘Ireland and Crisis governance: continuity and change in the shadow of the financial crisis and Brexit' (special issue)'. Irish Political Studies, 34 (4) [full-text] [Details]
2014 '‘In from the Cold: Ireland and the Quest for accession to the European Communities’'
John O'Brennan (2014) '‘In from the Cold: Ireland and the Quest for accession to the European Communities’'. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, 60 [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the European Union (special issue)'
Murphy, M.C and O'Brennan, J. (2014) 'Reflections on Forty Years of Irish Membership of the European Union (special issue)'. Administration, 62 [full-text] [Details]
2014 '‘Going cold on further expansion: EU ‘enlargement fatigue and the Western Balkans’'
O' Brennan, John (2014) '‘Going cold on further expansion: EU ‘enlargement fatigue and the Western Balkans’'. European foreign affairs review, 18 [full-text] [Details]
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'
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] [Details]
2009 '‘From stabilisation to consolidation: Albanian state capacity and adaptation to European Union rules’'
O'Brennan, Dr John (80%) and Esmeralda Gassie (2009) '‘From stabilisation to consolidation: Albanian state capacity and adaptation to European Union rules’'. JOURNAL OF BALKAN AND NEAR EASTERN STUDIES, 11 :61-82 [full-text] [Details]
2008 'The EU in the western Balkans: Statebuilding as Empire? A Rejoinder to Professor David Chandler’, , Volume 22, Number 4, October, pp.507-18'
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] [Details]
2008 'EU-Deja vu: Ireland's No to Lisbon’'
O'Brennan, John (2008) 'EU-Deja vu: Ireland's No to Lisbon’'. THE FEDERALIST DEBATE, Volume XXI :5-11 [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Bringing Geopolitics back in: Exploring the Security Dimension of the 2004 Eastern Enlargement of the European Union'
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] [Details]
2004 'Ireland’s National Forum on Europe: Elite Deliberation meets Popular Participation'
O’Brennan, J (2004) 'Ireland’s National Forum on Europe: Elite Deliberation meets Popular Participation'. Journal of European Integration, 26 :167-182 [full-text] [Details]
2003 'Gaining Consent to the European Constitution – Lessons from the Irish Referendum Experience'
O’Brennan, J (2003) 'Gaining Consent to the European Constitution – Lessons from the Irish Referendum Experience'. THE FEDERALIST DEBATE, XV :6-10 [Details]
2003 'Ireland's Return to ‘Normal’ EU Voting Patterns: The 2002 Nice Treaty Referendum'
O’Brennan, J (2003) 'Ireland's Return to ‘Normal’ EU Voting Patterns: The 2002 Nice Treaty Referendum'. European Political Science, 2 :5-14 [Details]
2002 'EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: The Normative Dimension'
O’Brennan, J (2002) 'EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: The Normative Dimension'. PERSPECTIVES ON CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, 1 :163-186 [Details]
2002 'Enlargement as a Factor in the Irish Referendum on the Nice Treaty'
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] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 ''The rise of populism on the Danube and Vistula''
John O' Brennan and Michael Toomey (2018) ''The rise of populism on the Danube and Vistula'' RTE Brainstorm, . [Details]
2012 '‘Bulgaria: the end of innocence’'
O' Brennan, John (2012) '‘Bulgaria: the end of innocence’' Open Democracy, 23 July 2012 . [full-text] [Details]
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'
O'Brennan, John and 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' Oireachtas European Affairs Committee, na . [full-text] [Details]
2011 '‘A Europe of Judges’'
O' Brennan, John (2011) '‘A Europe of Judges’' Social Journal Europe, 5 July 2011 . [full-text] [Details]
2008 '‘Периодический научный журнал: Право и Политология'
Dr John O'Brennan (2008) '‘Периодический научный журнал: Право и Политология' Georgian Journal of International Affairs, 4 :6-13. [Details]
2008 'Ireland’s Plan to Resurrect the Lisbon Treaty to be Unveiled at Brussels Summit’'
Dr John O'Brennan (2008) 'Ireland’s Plan to Resurrect the Lisbon Treaty to be Unveiled at Brussels Summit’' CEPS Commentary, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels :2-3. [full-text] [Details]
2002 '‘The Need for a Code of Conduct and the Regulation of Members’ Interests’'
Dr John O'Brennan (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, OSCE/IACDD :64-72. [Details]
1998 'EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: Why the Revolution in Numbers Requires an Institutional Revolution'
O’Brennan, J (1998) 'EU Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: Why the Revolution in Numbers Requires an Institutional Revolution' University of Limerick Political and Economic Review (ULPER), 3 :155-176. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2011
Professor Boris Kolonitskii (2011) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Images of the Russian Imperial Family during World War, European University, St. Petersburg, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2011
Dr. James Ker-Lindsay (2011) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Kosovo: possible solutions to an unresolved problem, London School of Economics and Political Science, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2011
Professor Tom Gallagher (2011) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Romania and Bulgaria inside the EU: the limits of Solidarity, University of Bradford, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2011
Professor Brendan Simms (2011) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The Bosnian Intervention in Retrospect, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2010 Council of Europe conference on Moldova.
(2010) Council of Europe conference on Moldova. [Oral Presentation], ‘EU Enlargement and the space for Civil Society’, Istanbul [Details]
2010
Professor Stephen White (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Is Russia a Democracy?, University of Glasgow, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2010
Dr. Donnacha O' Beachain (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], 'A Tale of Two Revolutions: Kyrgyzstan 2005 and 2010', Dublin City University, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2010
Professor Johannes Paulmann (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], '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 [Details]
2010 SUNY/UL Model European Union.
(2010) SUNY/UL Model European Union. [Oral Presentation], ‘Ireland and Europe: Adaptation and Contestation’, University of Limerick [Details]
2010
Dr. Neil Robinson (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Is Russia a Democracy? (discussant(, University of Limerick, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Professor Iskander Gilyazov (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Writing History in 21st Century Russia, Kazan State University, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009 CEUROS, UL.
(2009) CEUROS, UL. [Oral Presentation], ‘The Western Balkans and the EU: from ‘badlands’ to the promised land?, University of Limerick [Details]
2009
Dr Klemens Büscher (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Minority Conflict Prevention in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, OSCE HCNR, The Hague, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Professor Jadwiga Staniszkis (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The End of Polish Communism and its Aftermath, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Professor Catherine Wanner (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], 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 [Details]
2009 EUROMED.
(2009) EUROMED. [Oral Presentation], ‘The Lisbon Treaty and the Mediterranean’, Valetta, Malta [Details]
2009
Professor Andrew Cottey (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], After the Georgia War: European Security and the Former Soviet Space’, UCC, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009 Linfield College Winter School.
(2009) Linfield College Winter School. [Oral Presentation], ‘Ireland’s Lisbon Trauma’, Limerick [Details]
2009
Dr.Neil Robinson (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Te Oil Problem in Russian Politics, University of Limerick, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Dr. Virginie Vate (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Conversion to Evangelical Christianity in Chukotka (Russia): Individual or Collective?, CNRS,Paris, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Dr.Paul Luif (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], 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 [Details]
2009
Dr.Umut Kurkut (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Could More Reform Lead to Stalemate? Dilemmas of Economic Europeanization in Hungary, UCD, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Dr. Adam Drazin (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Decision to Live: Domestic Material Culture and Intentionality among Irish Romanians, TCD, Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe [Details]
2009
Dr Ignác Romsics (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], '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 [Details]
2007 Varna Economics University.
(2007) Varna Economics University. [Oral Presentation], ‘Ireland and EU Membership: Lessons for Bulgaria as a Newly Acceded State’, Varna, Bulgaria [Details]
2007 Department of Foreign Affairs.
(2007) Department of Foreign Affairs. [Oral Presentation], ‘The future of EU Enlargement Policy’, Ljubljana, Slovenia [Details]
2007 Varna Economics University.
(2007) Varna Economics University. [Oral Presentation], ‘The EU and the Western Balkans: Quo Vadis?, Varna, Bulgaria [Details]
2007 Fundacja Instytut Studiów Wschodnich.
(2007) Fundacja Instytut Studiów Wschodnich. [Oral Presentation], ‘Ireland as an Accession Exemplar’, Wroclaw, Poland [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 'Ireland Report: Sustainable Governance in the Context of the Covid 19 crisis'.
Barry Colfer and John O' Brennan (2021) 'Ireland Report: Sustainable Governance in the Context of the Covid 19 crisis'. Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gutersloh, Germany. [Details]
2021 Gambling Trends, Harms and Responses: Ireland in an International Context.
Kerr, Aphra; O'Brennan, John, Vazguez Mendoza, Lucia (2021) Gambling Trends, Harms and Responses: Ireland in an International Context. Maynooth University, Maynooth. [Details]
2020 'Gambling: identifying International trends, approaches and responses.
Kerr, A., O Brennan, J. and Mendoza Vazquez, L. (2020) 'Gambling: identifying International trends, approaches and responses. MURAL, Maynooth. [Details]
2018 'EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans: towards 2025 and Beyond'.
John O' Brennan (2018) 'EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans: towards 2025 and Beyond'. Irish Institute for European and International Affairs, Dublin. [Details]
2013 ‘Enlargement Fatigue and its impact on the Enlargement Process in the Western Balkans’.
John O' Brennan (2013) ‘Enlargement Fatigue and its impact on the Enlargement Process in the Western Balkans’. London School of Economics (LSE IDEAS), London. [Details]
2008 Ireland and Lisbon: Quo Vadis? CEPS Policy Brief No. 175.
O’Brennan, J (2008) Ireland and Lisbon: Quo Vadis? CEPS Policy Brief No. 175. Centre for European Policy Studies Policy Brief, Brussels. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2008 Review of Beate Sissenich, Building States without Society: European Union Enlargement and the Transfer of EU Social Policy to Poland and Hungary.
O'Brennan, John (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] [Details]
2008 Building States without Society: European Union Enlargement and the Transfer of EU Social Policy to Poland and Hungary.
O'Brennan, J (2008) Building States without Society: European Union Enlargement and the Transfer of EU Social Policy to Poland and Hungary. CAMBRIDGE: Book Review [full-text] [Details]
2007 Review of Sonia Lucarelli and Ian Manners (eds), Values and Principles in European Union Foreign Policy, Abingdon: Routledge.
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 [Details]
2007 Review of Osamu Idea (ed.) Beyond Sovereignty: From Status Law to Transnational Citizenship? Hokkaido: Slavic Research Centre.
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] [Details]
2006 Erik Oddvar Eriksen (ed), Making the European Polity: Reflexive Integration in the EU. Abingdon: Routledge.
Dr John O'Brennan (2006) Erik Oddvar Eriksen (ed), Making the European Polity: Reflexive Integration in the EU. Abingdon: Routledge. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
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.
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 [Details]
1999 Neil Collins (Ed.), Political Issues in Ireland Today, in Irish Political Studies, Volume 14, pp.174-6.
Dr John O'Brennan (1999) Neil Collins (Ed.), Political Issues in Ireland Today, in Irish Political Studies, Volume 14, pp.174-6. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2011 Reflections on a Second Irish Lisbon Referendum’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) Reflections on a Second Irish Lisbon Referendum’. Editorial [full-text] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2011 Recession will be the wild card in second Irish Treaty referendum’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) Recession will be the wild card in second Irish Treaty referendum’. Magazine Article [full-text] [Details]
2011 ‘Ireland’s next crisis could be over referendum power’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘Ireland’s next crisis could be over referendum power’. Magazine Article [Details]
2011 ‘A Europe of Judges’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘A Europe of Judges’. Magazine Article [full-text] [Details]
2010 ‘Ireland's Existential Crisis: a contrary view’.
O'Brennan, John (2010) ‘Ireland's Existential Crisis: a contrary view’. Magazine Article [full-text] [Details]
2008 ‘Kosovo: the Hour of Europe’.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Kosovo: the Hour of Europe’. Magazine Article [full-text] [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2021 'Brexit is fuelling tensions in Northern Ireland'.
John O Brennan (2021) 'Brexit is fuelling tensions in Northern Ireland'. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2021 'Member states must share blame for handling of Covid Crisis'.
John O Brennan (2021) 'Member states must share blame for handling of Covid Crisis'. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2016 The Western Balkan Tinderbox’.
Prof. John O'Brennan (2016) The Western Balkan Tinderbox’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2015 ‘Catastrophic tactical error by David Cameron’, 18 May 2015.
Prof. John O'Brennan (2015) ‘Catastrophic tactical error by David Cameron’, 18 May 2015. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2015 Bosnian-type deal not a solution for Syria’, 30 December 2015.
Prof. John O'Brennan (2015) Bosnian-type deal not a solution for Syria’, 30 December 2015. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2014 ‘Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture in Europe’, 1 September 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 [Details]
2014 ‘Corruption still dominates political landscape as Bulgarians go to the polls’, 3 October 2014.
Prof. John O'Brennan (2014) ‘Corruption still dominates political landscape as Bulgarians go to the polls’, 3 October 2014. Newspaper Articles [Details]
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).
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 [Details]
2013 ‘Bulgaria: citizens against the mafia’.
O' Brennan, John (2013) ‘Bulgaria: citizens against the mafia’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
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).
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 [Details]
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).
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 [Details]
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).
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 [Details]
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/).
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 [Details]
2012 ‘Referendum or no, the fiscal treaty should go to the Supreme Court’.
O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Referendum or no, the fiscal treaty should go to the Supreme Court’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 ‘Treaty threatens to widen democratic deficit in EU’.
O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Treaty threatens to widen democratic deficit in EU’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 ‘Now it is Ireland’s turn to reject the austerity fantasy’.
O' Brennan, J and Titley, G. (2012) ‘Now it is Ireland’s turn to reject the austerity fantasy’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 ‘Ireland’s opportunity to reject impossible fantasy of austerity’.
O' Brennan, J. and Titley, G. (2012) ‘Ireland’s opportunity to reject impossible fantasy of austerity’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 ‘Coalition warned to put effort into Yes vote’ (5 April 2012; http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0405/1224314389095.html).
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 [Details]
2012 ‘EU Won’t treat Irish as Greeks if they vote No’.
O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘EU Won’t treat Irish as Greeks if they vote No’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2012 ‘Alliances with Israel and US made Bulgaria Target’.
O' Brennan, John (2012) ‘Alliances with Israel and US made Bulgaria Target’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 Do we need a referendum? (18 December 2011; http://www.businesspost.ie/).
O'Brennan, John (2011) Do we need a referendum? (18 December 2011; http://www.businesspost.ie/). Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2011 A Trend toward Empowerment of the EU’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) A Trend toward Empowerment of the EU’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 ‘Una Europa de Jueces’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘Una Europa de Jueces’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2011 European Integration: a trend toward the empowerment of the EU’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) European Integration: a trend toward the empowerment of the EU’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 ‘Mladic arrest brings Serbia Closer to EU’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) ‘Mladic arrest brings Serbia Closer to EU’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2011 Legal Crisis looming for European Project’.
O'Brennan, John (2011) Legal Crisis looming for European Project’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2011 Ireland has done what the EU Wanted so where’s the reward?.
O' Brennan, John (2011) Ireland has done what the EU Wanted so where’s the reward?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2009 Irlanda Decide otra vez’.
O'Brennan, John (2009) Irlanda Decide otra vez’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2009 Anxious EU's Future at stake.
O'Brennan, John (2009) Anxious EU's Future at stake. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2008 ‘La Opción de Serbia’.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘La Opción de Serbia’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2008 Ireland must vote on whether we remain a member of the EU?.
O'Brennan, John (2008) Ireland must vote on whether we remain a member of the EU?. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2008 ‘Alte Kräfte drängen Serbien in die Isolation’.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Alte Kräfte drängen Serbien in die Isolation’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2008 ‘Serbia to Choose EU Orbit or Isolation’.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Serbia to Choose EU Orbit or Isolation’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2008 ‘Will Ireland say Yes to Lisbon?.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Will Ireland say Yes to Lisbon?. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2008 ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘The Irish Think Again about the Lisbon Treaty’. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2005 `EU Offer Would Boost Reform in Turkey?.
O'Brennan, John (2005) `EU Offer Would Boost Reform in Turkey?. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]
2004 Kosovo: Can Sharing of Power Ever Work.
O'Brennan, John (2004) Kosovo: Can Sharing of Power Ever Work. Newspaper Articles [full-text] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2003 Leadership Vacuum at heart of EU Exposed?.
O'Brennan, John (2003) Leadership Vacuum at heart of EU Exposed?. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2002 The Need for a Code of Conduct and the Regulation of Members’ Interests.
O’Brennan, J (2002) The Need for a Code of Conduct and the Regulation of Members’ Interests. Technical Publication [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2008 ‘Ireland's Plan to Resurrect the Lisbon Treaty to be Unveiled at Brussels Summit.
O'Brennan, John (2008) ‘Ireland's Plan to Resurrect the Lisbon Treaty to be Unveiled at Brussels Summit. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2010 ‘The European Union and Turkey: the Accession Negotiations and Beyond’.
John O'Brennan (2010) ‘The European Union and Turkey: the Accession Negotiations and Beyond’. Conference Hosted [Details]
2009 Methodology and practice: an interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop for the Study of Wider Europe.
John O'Brennan; Christian Noack, Patty Gray (2009) Methodology and practice: an interdisciplinary postgraduate workshop for the Study of Wider Europe. Conference Hosted [Details]
2009 IARCEES Annual Conference 2009: '1989: 20 Years on'.
John O'Brennan, Christian Noack (2009) IARCEES Annual Conference 2009: '1989: 20 Years on'. Conference Hosted [Details]
2009 Holmodor in Ukraine and the Great Famine in Ireland.
Dr.Christian Noack (2009) Holmodor in Ukraine and the Great Famine in Ireland. Conference Hosted [Details]