Féilim Ó Hadhmaill

Féilim Ó Hadhmaill
University College Cork | UCC · School of Applied Social Studies

PhD (Ulster University)

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Introduction
Dr. Féilim Ó hAdhmaill, Lecturer, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Programme Director for the Masters in Voluntary and Community Sector Management. Teaching: International Human Rights and Social Policy; Conflict Transformation and Peace Building; Comparative Social Policy. Research: Conflict and Peace; Social Inclusion; Civil Society. http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A012/F.OhAdhmaill@ucc.ie
Education
September 1983 - January 1990
Ulster University
Field of study
  • Social Policy
September 1980 - June 1983
Ulster University
Field of study
  • Social Policy

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This is the report of a conference held in University College Cork, Ireland, in October 2015 to discuss research carried out by UCC researchers and the views of representatives from the wider voluntary and community sector on the impact of both austerity cuts and changes to central and local government funding on the sector. With the onset of the e...
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This chapter discusses the historical development of ‘rights’ and how these transformed into ideas about ‘universal human rights’. It shows how the concept of rights developed historically from notions of legal through to political, social/economic and cultural rights and from individual to group rights. It describes how thinking about rights has d...
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This paper provides a critical analysis of the role of discourse in conflict situations, with a particular focus on dominant and competing discourses which have emerged in relation to conflict in Ireland historically. It begins with a general discussion about theoretical ideas around discourse, focusing in particular on the writings of critical th...
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The notion of universal human rights, applicable to all and promoted as an answer to future global peace, security and sustainability after World War Two, continues to be a work in progress in a deeply divided and unequal world. Attempts to establish international human rights standards and enforcement mechanisms by the UN and then other regional b...
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Chapter 2 looks at the development of the UN after World War Two and the subsequent development of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the various Covenants, Conventions and monitoring committees particularly since the end of the Cold War and increased international oversight of rights. It looks at the geopolitical, ideological and cultural...
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Chapter 1 provides a critical perspective on the historical development of concepts of human rights. It interrogates the concept of universal human rights, the processes that led to their development and the factors which influence both the development and implementation of international human rights mechanisms. It recognises the contribution of ph...
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Chapter 6 discusses the historical development of universal human rights protections during warfare through the establishment of International Humanitarian Law. It critically assesses the challenges posed to such protections by powerful states, geo-political considerations and the changing nature of war and conflict. It examines the operation of th...
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International Human Rights Law is supposed to operate at all times. However, during war/conflict it is often suspended to address an ‘emergency’. International Humanitarian Law attempts to deal with human rights protections during the specific circumstances of war. However, what happens when states refuse to recognise a conflict situation as a ‘war...
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This chapter discusses what happens to human rights in time of war/armed conflict, when the most basic of human rights, the right to life, can be denied legally? There are two main types of international human rights mechanisms: International Human Rights Law (IHRL), dealing with rights at all times, and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), dealin...
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NEW BOOK International Human Rights, Social Policy and Global Development: Critical Perspectives With international human rights under challenge, this book represents a comprehensive critique that adds a social policy perspective to recent political and legalistic analysis. Twenty-five contributors from academia and NGOs across the globe draw on...
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This chapter discusses the historical development of ‘rights’ and how these transformed into ideas about ‘universal human rights’. It shows how the concept of rights developed historically from notions of legal through to political, social/economic and cultural rights and from individual to group rights. It describes how thinking about rights has d...
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This entry focuses on the Easter Rising in Ireland (1916), its causes, and its impact nationally and internationally. As such, this is a study of the development of resistance to British colonial rule in Ireland, the beginnings of Irish republicanism, its challenges to existing power structures such as the Catholic Church, the landowning, and emerg...
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This is a draft of an article which appeared in Village Magazine in June 2017 https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2017/06/demexit/)
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Don’t Moan; Organise. Book Review: Walls, D. (2015) Community Organising (A full version of this review appears in Voluntary Sector Review, Vol. 8, No.1, March 2017. http://www.vssn.org.uk/voluntary-sector-review) ‘Don’t moan; organise!’ - or so the old community work adage of my youth used to go – and that’s exactly what this highly readable book...
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How to deal with uncomfortable ‘truths’ from the past has long posed problems for historians and politicians alike and this is exemplified by attempts to ‘deal with’ the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. How do we recognise the revolutionary ‘heroes’ of the past and their contribution to the building of the new ‘nation’ s...
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In this chapter, Féilim Ó hAdhmaill argues that responses to the global economic crisis which emerged in 2008 reflected a dominant ideological discourse, with ‘austerity’ being a tool in a wider agenda to reassert neoliberalist thinking in the global economy and welfare provision in the richer countries. In Ireland, North and South, however, the ex...
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In this chapter, Ó hAdhmaill argues that responses to the global economic crisis which emerged in 2008 reflected a dominant ideological discourse, with ‘austerity’ being a tool in a wider agenda to reassert neoliberalist thinking in the global economy and welfare provision in the richer countries. In Ireland, North and South, however, the experienc...
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Despite the involvement of radical socialists like James Connolly and the Irish Citizen Army in the 1916 Rising and the unanimous passing of the Democratic Programme (a socialist manifesto for the new Government) by the First Dáil in 1919, the Irish state has since its inception exhibited a highly conservative approach to social and economic policy...
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This report provides an update to research conducted in 2008 on the experiences and access to supports available to family carers in Cork and published as Hearing Family Carers (O’Riordan, O’hAdhmaill and Duggan 2010). It includes additional research carried out in 2013 with some of the original participants who partook in the earlier research. Giv...
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Abstract At a macro level, access to power in the North of Ireland, as in most societies had been linked to socio-economic, gender and other attributes. However, throughout its existence access to power had also been determined by major ethno-religious divisions in the society leading to conflict. Indeed the very existence of the entity was a sour...
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This paper is drawn from research on family carers1 that was carried out in the Cork area of Ireland in 2007–08. The research itself focused on the experiences of family carers and their access to support services in the locality. Key findings indicate that individuals are often caring for family members over the long term, often with minimal acces...

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