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Dr. Veronica O'Regan


Veronica O'Regan received a PhD in German Literature from the National University of Ireland (Cork) and is a lecturer in German at the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick since 1994. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies and the Centre for Irish-German Studies. Her research interests include second language acquisition & study abroad, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, intercultural media relations, post-war German literature and stylistics. Among her recent publications is: Veronica O'Regan and Elaine Riordan. 2018. 'Comparing the representation of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the Irish and UK press: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis'. Journal of Language & Politics, 17 (6), 744-769.

Research Interests

Research interests include second language acquisition & study abroad, critical discourse analysis, intercultural media discourse, corpus linguistics, post-war German literature and stylistics.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include German and Swiss literature, culture and society; translation theory and practice and teaching German as a foreign language.

Professional Activities


  • FAHSS Research Ethics Committee,



Book Chapter


Contextualising Ireland and the Irish in Germany - Reception and Perception
Claire O'Reilly and Veronica O'Regan
Ireland and the Irish in Germany: Reception and Perception


'Typisch schweizeric': Foreign nationals and the speeding phenomenon in the Swiss press
Veronica O'Regan and Patrick Studer
From the Margins to the Centre: Irish Perspectives on Swiss Culture and Literature


'Muendige Buerger': German-Swiss Media Representation of Ireland's Rejection of the Nice Treaty
Veronica O'Regan
Beziehungen und Identitaeten: Oesterreich, Irland und die Schweiz


The Ideology of Consensus in Swiss Media Representation of Northern Ireland
Veronica O'Regan
Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies

Edited Book

Peer Reviewed Journal


'The spoilt children of Europe': German press coverage of the Nice Treaty referenda in Ireland
Helen Kelly-Holmes and Veronica O'Regan
Journal Of Language And Politics