Find resources and events for senior cycle politics and society students.

Politics and society live experiences

The politics and society class from Castleknock Community College visiting Leinster House

Politics and society live experiences

Senior cycle politics and society students are invited to take part in two live experiences from their own classrooms:

  • Leinster House virtual visit A virtual tour of Leinster House and a look at the live debates in the Dáil, Seanad and Committees. Students then participate in a workshop on parliamentary politics with time to discuss topics of their choice and ask questions.
    (90 minutes approx)
  • Ceann go Ceann video conference Students and teachers have the chance to speak directly to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and ask him all their questions about Irish politics and the Oireachtas.
    (40 minutes approx)
TY work experience

TY experience

TY work experience

In 2021, we ran three successful virtual TY experience weeks, two in English and one in Irish.

If you would like to be informed about TY experience weeks in the school year 2021/2022, contact the education officer.

TY project ideas

TY projects

TY project ideas

Looking for ideas for transition year projects? What about running an election count or a referendum, or letting your class hold a consultation?

Our Exploring Democracy series for junior cycle CSPE includes three democracy action projects with full instructions, printables and slide shows.

Research and analysis

Would you like to take a closer look at some of the key issues in Irish politics? You can access a wealth of impartial briefing papers produced by our Library & Research Service.

Suffrage and Citizenship

Lesson plan

Suffrage and Citizenship

How would the suffragists who campaigned for the vote in Ireland rate our progress towards full gender equality in Irish politics? Use this lesson plan to explore the question.

To learn more about the campaign for the vote in Ireland, visit the Vótáil100 pages.

Science of opinion polls

Lesson plan

Science of opinion polls

Help senior cycle politics and society students understand how opinion polls are constructed and how to analyse and interpret them.

This exercise would take three classes, ideally including a double class.

TED-Ed Club

Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas TED-Ed Club

TED-Ed Club

On 8 March 2019, 15 transition and 5th year students gave TED-style talks in Dublin Castle. The students were selected from applicants across the country. They received training and support via video conference and visited Leinster House for public speaking coaching. The presentations are available on the TED-Ed Student Talks YouTube channel.