2017 Programme

The 37th Annual MacGill Summer School & Arts Week

Sunday July 16th – Friday July 21st

GLOBAL TURBULENCE AND UNCERTAINTY

IRELAND AND EUROPE MUST PREPARE FOR A NEW ERA

 


 

Preparations are well underway for the MacGill Summer School to take place as usual in the beautiful little town of Glenties in County Donegal, thrice winner of the Tidy Towns competition and close to the Wild Atlantic Way.

As usual, more than fifty contributors, drawn from a broad range of public life in Ireland and Europe including political leaders, will contribute to a week of intensive debate in which audiences are not only enabled to participate but are encouraged to do so. In almost twenty sessions, reflecting the serious challenges which the island of Ireland and Europe as a whole now face, the MacGill School will demonstrate once again that its reputation as a major national forum is well deserved.

Sessions will include:
  • THE EUROPEAN UNION – THE WAY AHEAD?
  • RESPONDING TO THE SECURITY THREATS AGAINST EUROPE AND ITS CITIZENS
  • BAD POLITICS AND THE URGENT NEED NOW FOR STRONG, EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT
  • COPING WITH BREXIT: IS OUR INFRASTUCTURE FIT FOR PUROPOSE?
  • THE GROWING DISAFFECTION FOR THE EUROPEAN PROJECT – WHAT IS NEEDED?
  • POST BREXIT AND THE US ELECTION THE THREATS TO IRELAND’S ECONOMY HAVE INCREASED – HOW CAN WE RESPOND?
  • LIFE IN THE BORDER COUNTIES POST BREXIT: THE CHALLENGES?
  • RESTORING TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA – THE TIME FOR TALKING IS OVER?
  • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH IS REQUIRED
  • POPULISM: THE RESULT OF GROWING INEQUALITY OR A BREAKDOWN IN DEMOCRACY?
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THIS COUNTRY IS MORE VITAL THAN EVER
  • OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL HEALTH SERVICE – ARE WE ABOUT TO FIND THE REMEDY?
  • HOW MUCH FISCAL SPACE DO WE HAVE AND HOW SHOULD WE USE IT?
  • IRELAND: A LAND OF ENQUIRES AND TRIBUNALS: WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR GOVERNANCE?

More details and the online booking facility will be available on our website in the weeks ahead: www.macgillsummerschool.com

Joe Mulholland
Director, MacGill Summer School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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