About ISPA

The Association was established in 1997. It endeavours to broaden the debate on social policy in Ireland, North and South, by providing a forum for discussion, analysis and development that embraces the views and opinions of a wide range of relevant actors.


Membership is open to all.



If you would like to join the Irish Social Policy Association, please click here to access the application form.

ISPA Events

Click here to see information on some of ISPA's upcoming events.

ISPA Mailing List

Please email secretary@ispa.ie if you would like to join the society's mailing list.


The ISPA's most recent seminar on Community Sector and Social Partnership 1987-2008 by Joe Larragy (Maynooth University) can be accessed here.


Other recent presentations from the ISPA's seminar on Housing Policy:

Ronan Lyons

Michelle Norris

Nat O'Connor