Éamonn joined the ESRI in October 2017. He holds an M. Sc. in Politics and Public Policy and a B.A. in Political Science and Geography, both awarded by TCD. His M. Sc. thesis investigated the mediating effect of welfare spending on the relationship between immigration and the electoral performance of radical right wing political parties in Europe. Éamonn previously worked as an Executive Officer in the Pensions Authority’s development unit and as an Academic Intern in the Department of Social Protection’s in-work benefits analysis unit.