Hello and welcome to The European Network’s Ireland EU50 podcast.
In this series we will be complementing our collection of articles that have been published over the last 18 months on The European Network website that celebrate 50 years of Ireland in the European Union.
Today’s guest is professor Pat O’Connor. Pat is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick and Visiting Professor, Geary Institute, at the University College Dublin.
She is an expert in gender studies and women’s rights, which has made her a leading commentator on women’s issues and society in general.
In her article for the European Network, Pat concludes that discrimination and misogyny are less obvious now but they have not disappeared and without 50 years of EU membership, it’s impossible to imagine where Irish society might be.
Pat is chatting with The European Network’s Frances Cowell.
This series is presented in cooperation with the Irish Foreign Ministry as part of the Communicating Europe Initiative.