That's Class! Exploring class dynamics in Ireland's creative industries 

 Venue TU Dublin East Quad  

Friday 17th May, 2024 

The Creative industries are a key employment sector for Ireland, accounting for 8.9% of national employment, placing our creative industries employment quotient as the second highest in the EU (Creative Ireland 2024). However, issues of inequity in the creative industries have been evident, measurable and emergent in discourse in recent years.  

While there has rightly been much attention on the wider issues of EDI, the issues of class, class inequality and access to the Creative industries in Ireland has been somewhat understudied.  

This symposium will seek to critically examine the deep-rooted impact of class inequality across all sections of the Creative industries in Ireland and its impact on the art and media we make. 

We invite proposals from academics, practitioners, artists and policy makers to examine critical perspectives ranging from (but not limited to) on: 

  • Representations of working-class identity on stage, screen and print 
  • Working class community arts and media practice 
  • Critical methods for thinking about class  
  • Working class identity in rural Ireland  
  • Narratives and aesthetics of class  
  • Workers and working in the nighttime economy 
  • Class appropriation and class washing 
  • Intersectional issues of class in Ireland -race, gender, the travelling community and aging. 
  • Working class women's experiences of working in the creative industries 
  • Marginalisation and access to spaces of artistic practice. 
  • Pathways to careers in the Creative industries. 
  • The production and reproduction of power and hierarchies in roles within the creative industries. 
  • Precarity and impact of class. 

The symposium will publish special edition of the Irish Communication Review and contributors to the conference will have an opportunity to submit to the peer reviewed process for publication.   

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a short bio via email to (with subject line That's Class!) no later than 19th March 2024. Participants will be notified of acceptance the week of the 25th of March.  

Please address any queries to the symposium organisers Dr Caroline Ann O’Sullivan and Dr Ciara L. Murphy

Registration is open to attend the CAO Open Day Events taking place in our Grangegorman, Blanchardstown and Tallaght Campuses in April 2024.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about our courses and ask all the relevant questions to our lecturers!


SymPRandA 2024 - PR and the SDGs: Developing Trust and Buy-In

PR and the SDGs: Developing Trust and Buy-In Symposium organised by MAPR at TUDublin

The Public Relations master's degree at Technological University Dublin is proud to announce its second annual Symposium in Public Relations and Public Affairs (SymPRandA): "PR and the SDGs: Developing Trust and Buy-In". Scheduled for 18 April 2024, this event explores the vital intersection between Public Relations (PR) strategies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In today's interconnected world, businesses, organisations, and governments are increasingly expected to align their operations with sustainable practices outlined by the United Nations' SDGs. Effective communication and public relations play a crucial role in fostering understanding, trust, and support for these initiatives. This symposium will delve into the strategies and tactics necessary to navigate this complex landscape successfully.

Led by industry experts and academic scholars, the symposium will feature insightful discussions and academic projects.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with leading professionals in the field, gain valuable insights and network with peers who share a common interest in promoting sustainability through effective communication strategies. We are delighted to have Dr. Lisa Koep, Chief ESG Officer at Tirlán (formerly Glanbia Ireland), as keynote speaker.

Dr Kevin Hora, Head of Discipline, Journalism and Communications in TU Dublin’s School of Media said: “For 25 years, the MA in Public Relations has fostered debate about vital issues in society and practice. SymPRandA 2024 continues that tradition with this timely and necessary exploration of the role of strategic communications as an essential component of sustainability.”

The event takes place at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman campus on the 18th of April, 2024. Registration is now open, and early booking is encouraged. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact

Schedule for SymPrandA symposium





Save the date for the School of Media Graduate Shows. These will take place in all 3 campuses:

  • Blanchardstown: 22nd to 23rd May
  • City: 30th May
  • Tallaght: 18th to 25th of May

More details to follow soon!