Dr. Niamh  Hourigan
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    University College Cork-School of Sociology and Philosophy
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Niamh Hourigan is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology and Head of Graduate Studies in University College Cork. She has published six books on crime, media, social movements and Irish society. Her last book ‘Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change’ won a UCC Research Achievement Award. Niamh worked as a journalist and radio presenter while completing her PhD. She has appeared on a number of different radio and television programmes, including the Frontline, Tonight with Vincent Browne, Morning Ireland, Today with Séan O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 and Newstalk Breakfast. She has also written for the Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Irish Independent. In 2007, she presented a four part series on education on RTÉ Radio One.


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