MacGill Summer School

Speakers 2016

  • Alan Barrett


    Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) since July 2015. He joined the ESRI in 1994, upon the completion of his doctoral studies at Michigan State University. His main research areas are labour economics and population economics. He co-authored The Fiscal System and the Polluter Pays Principle: A Case-study of Ireland. Between 2001 […]

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  • Richard Boyd Barrett TD


    Elected as a People Before Profit Alliance TD for Dun Laoghaire in 2011 and re-elected in the 2016 general election. He was a member of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Co from 2009-2011. A native of Dun Laoghaire, Richard has a long record of campaigning for improved local services, social housing, youth and community amenities, workers rights […]

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  • Conor Brady


    Conor Brady was editor of the Irish Times from 1986-2002 and previously editor of the Sunday Tribune from 1980-82. Visiting professor City University of New York 2003-2005.  Commissioner, Garda Siochana Ombudsman 2005-2011, he is author of Up with the Times (2005), The Guarding of Ireland – a history of An Garda Síochana and, in recent […]

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  • Norah Casey


    Broadcaster and publishing entrepreneur Norah Casey was formerly a Dragon in the popular television series Dragons’ Den and is a well-known radio and television personality. Her book Spark! was published by Penguin (2015) and her TedX talk The Cure for Grief has been watched by thousands. Over the past five years Norah has helped over […]

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  • Seamus Coffey


    Lecturer in Economics, University College Cork. His teaching includes microeconomics, government and business, advanced microeconomics and econometrics as well as adult and distance education courses.  His research and writing focuses on the performance of the Irish economy. He is a sometime contributor to print, broadcast and online media relating to the Irish economy including fiscal outcomes, taxation, […]

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  • Anne Connolly


    Took a BA degree in History and Politics at TCD and later an MBA at the UCD Smurfit School (1991-2). She was Strategy Planner at Kingspan 1992-3 and Director of Anne Connolly Consulting 1995-2006. She is a former Director of the Ageing Well Network and is now CEO of Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX).

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  • Pádraig Dalton


    Appointed to the role of Director General of the Central Statistics Office in May 2012, Pádraig is a career statistician having joined the CSO in November 1991. He has worked in Structural Business Statistics, Statistical Methodology, Balance of Payments and in the Labour Market and Social Inclusion Division. He was Director of Statistical Support & […]

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  • Majella Darcy


    Majella Darcy RPN,RGN, Dip Gerentology, MA Development Studies has managed homelessness and displaced population situations overseas and in Ireland from a service delivery, education and healthcare perspective. She has spent the last 14 years working with the HSE and now Dublin Simon Community as Head of Treatment and Enterprise in the area of homelessness. She […]

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  • Dr Donal de Buitleir


    Director of Publicpolicy.ie – an independent think-tank funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. He is a former President of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, a former Chair of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies and an Eisenhower Fellow. He was a Board Member of the Health Services Executive 2005-09. Previously he worked in AIB Group […]

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  • Noel Dempsey


    A former Fianna Fáil politician, he was a TD for the Meath and Meath West constituencies from 1987 to 2011. He has also served as Minister for Environment and Local Government (1997–2002), Minister for Education and Science (2002–04), Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  (2004–07) and Minister for Transport (2007–11). He was educated at Scoil Naomh Brid in […]

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