MacGill Summer School

List of Past Speakers (1981-2016)

Alphabetical list of past speakers (1981-2016)

Gerry Adams TD, President Sinn Féin, deputy for County Louth

Dr Alan Ahearne, Department of Economics, NUI Galway, member of Central Bank Commission

Dr John Alderdice, former leader of the Alliance Party

Martina Anderson, MLA, Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Equality and Human Rights

John Armstrong, lecturer in Health Policy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Tom Arnold, Chairperson, Concern, former Chief Economist Department of Agriculture

Bruce Arnold, writer and broadcaster

Dr Bernard Aspinwall, University of Glasgow

Bill Attley, former General Secretary FWUI

Dr Peter Bacon, economic consultant

Prof Fridrik Baldursson, University of Rekjyavik

Robert Ballagh, artist

Mary Banotti, former MEP

Monica Barnes, former TD

Prof Alan Barrett, Director Economic & Social Research Institute, Adj Prof Social Sciences & Philosophy TCD

Ruth Barrington, former CEO, Health Research Board, former Assistant Secretary, Dept of Health and Children

Dr Joe Barry, Department of Public Health, TCD

Linda Barry, Institute of International & European Affairs

Dr Siobhan Barry, Clinical Director, Cluain Mhuire

David Begg, Director, Tasc, former General Secretary, ICTU

John Behan, artist

Cathy Belton, actor ‘Burial at Thebes’

Nora Bennis, formerly of the National Party

Prof Paul Bew, Dept of History, QUB, member of House of Lords

Noeline Blackwell, Director General, FLAC

Rev Raymond Blair, Irish Bible School, church historian

Fr Harry Bohan, founder and Director of CEIFIN

Charlie Bonner, actor and poetry reader

Jack Boothman, former president GAA

Dr John Bowman, writer and broadcaster

Most Rev Dr Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe

Richard Boyd Barrett TD, People Before Profit Alliance

Dan Boyle, former Senator, former chairman of the Green Party

Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

Prof Kevin Boyle, former Director of Article 19

Denis Bradley, former Vice-Chairman N.I. Police Authority

Dr Finbarr Bradley, former professor of business, DCU and NUI Maynooth

Dr Anne-Marie Brady, Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Nursing TCD

Conor Brady, Sunday Times columnist, former Editor Irish Times, former Garda Ombudsman Commissioner

Dr Hugh Brady, President UCD

Ian Brady,Team Leader, Centrepoint Night Shelter, London

Olive Braiden, former Chairperson, Rape Crisis Centre, former Chairperson Arts Council

Gordon Brand, writer

Richard Breen, ESRI

Brid Brennan, actress

Dr Nans Brennan, former member of Education Office, Conference of Major Religious Superiors

Prof Niamh Brennan, UCD

Dr Peter Brennan, MD EPS Consulting

+ Seamus Brennan, former Minister, former General Secretary Fianna Fail

Peter Breuer, Resident Representative to Ireland of the IMF

+ Dr Noel Browne, former Minister for Health

Brother Martin Browne OSB, Headmaster, Glenstal Abbey School

Prof Terence Brown, Department of English Literature, TCD

Vincent Browne, writer and broadcaster

John Bruton, former Taoiseach, former leader Fine Gael

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Aussie Bryson, actor

Catherine Buckley, National President, Macra na Feirme

+ Lawson Burch, artist

Laura Burke, Director General, Environment Protection Agency

Dr Pat Burke, former lecturer St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra

Joan Burton TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection

Robin Bury, Language Reform Movement

David Byrne, former Attorney General, former EU Commissioner

Dr Elaine Byrne, Department of Political Science, TCD, author of ‘Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010’

Gay Byrne, broadcaster, Chairman Road Safety Authority

Pat Byrne, former Garda Commissioner

Liam Cahill, former Economics Correspondent RTE, public affairs consultant

Prof Leo Callahan, New York University

Patricia Callan, Director, Small Firms Association

Dara Calleary TD, FF spokesperson on Justice, Equality & Defence, former Minister of State

Laura Cameron, actor

Gregory Campbell MLA, Democratic Unionist Party

Jimmy Campbell, fiddler

Peter Campbell, fiddler

Vincent Campbell, fiddler

Mary Canning, Deputy Chairperson, Higher Education Authority

Wilfred Cantwell, architect and author

Pat Carey, former Fianna Fail TD, former Minister

John Carr, former general secretary, INTO

Anna Carragher, former Head of Broadcasting BBC N.I.

Anton Carroll, former Principal, Greendale Comprehensive School

Deirdre Carroll, General Secretary, National Association for Mentally Handicapped

Joe Carroll, former Washington correspondent, Irish Times

+ Sam Carse, railway historian

Ciaran Carson, poet and novelist

Douglas Carswell PM, UK Independence Party (UKIP)

Matt Carty MEP, Sinn Féin

Caroline Casey, founder of Kanchi & Ability Awards, recipient of Young Global Leader Award at World Economic Forum

Most Rev Eamonn Casey, former Bishop of Galway

Norah Casey, publisher and broadcaster, CEO Harmonia

Prof Patricia Casey, Mater Hospital

Peter Cassells, former General Secretary, ICTU

Anne Chambers, author of T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot

H.E. Mr Dominick Chilcott CMG, British Ambassador to Ireland

Mary Clancy, Women’s Studies, UCG

Dr Pat Clancy, UCD

Brid Clarke, artist

Madeleine Clarke, founder of GENIO, former Deputy CEO of Barnardos, co-founder of Children’s Rights Alliance

Michele Clarke, Chief Inspector, Social Services Inspectorate

Mary Cloake, Director of the Arts Council

Prof John Coakley, author, former Head of School of Politics & International Relations UCD

Shay Cody, General Secretary, IMPACT trade union

Dr Seamus Coffey, lecturer in Economics, UCC, member of the Fiscal Advisory Council

Tom Coffey, Chief Executive, Dublin Business Association

Paddy Cole, musician

Gordon Colleary, former MD Sunday Tribune

Prof Emer Colleran, Director Environmental Change Institute, UCG

Charlie Collins, MD Highland Radio

Dearbhla Collins, pianist

Prof Neil Collins, author, Professor of Government UCC

Niall Collins TD, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government

Most Rev Brendan Comiskey, former Bishop of Ferns

John Concannon, Director of Market Development, Failte Ireland, Chair of Gaisce

Mary Condren

Paul Connaughton, former Minister of State

Donal Connell, Chief Executive, An Post

Liam Connellan, former Director General, Confederation of Irish Industry

Anne Connolly, Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX), former Director, Ageing Well Network

Dr John Connolly, Co-founder of Irish Association of Suicidology

Prof Frank Convery, UCD

Denis Conway, actor/director ‘Burial at Thebes’

Dr Vicky Conway, lecturer in law, DCU, author of Policing Twentieth Century Ireland – A History of An Garda Siochana

+ Maev Conway-Piskorski, former Head of Education Programmes RTE

Tim Pat Coogan, writer, former editor Irish Press

Prof John Coolahan, former Head of Education, St Patrick’s College Maynooth

John Cooney, writer and journalist

Robert Cooper,  former Head of Drama BBC N.I.

Ivan Cooper, Director of Advocacy, The Wheel

Eamonn Corcoran, writer

David Costello, Department of Justice

Joe Costello TD, Labour Party

Dr Rory Costello, Lecturer in European Studies, University of Limerick

Anthony Coughlan, former Secretary, National Platform

Mary Coughlan, former Minister and Tánaiste

Oisín Coughlan, Director, Friends of the Earth

Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Brian Cowan, former Taoiseach, former Fianna Fail TD

Pat Cox, International Consultant, former President European Parliament

Tommy Crampsie, tenor

Lucinda Creighton TD, the Reform Alliance, former Minister of State for European Affairs

Stasia Crickley, Department of Social Studies, St Patrick’s College Maynooth

Anthony Cronin, novelist, poet and critic

Maria Cronin, IBEC

Prof Mike Cronin, Head of Boston College in Ireland

Tony Crookes, Curriculum Development Unit VEC

Dan Crowley, NW Health Board

+ Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien, writer, former Minister

Paul Cullen, Irish Times Correspondent

Deborah Cunningham, soprano

Anna Curley, Donegal Youth Orchestra

Richard Curren, Sunday Business Post columnist and broadcaster

John Cushnahan, former leader of Alliance Party, former MEP

Padraig Dalton, Director-General, Central Statistics Office

Michael Daly, Editor-in-Chief, Donegal Democrat

Mme Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassador of France to Ireland

Fr Brian Darcy, writer and broadcaster

Gabriel D’Arcy, Chief Executive, Bord na Móna

Majella Darcy, Dublin Simon Community

Daithí de Buitléir, founder of Raising and Giving Ireland, award-winning social entrepreneur

Dr Donal de Buitleir, Director, PublicPolicy.ie

+ Dr John de Courcy Ireland, maritime historian

Proinsias de Rossa, former MEP, former leader Workers’ Party, former Minister for Social Welfare

John Deasy TD, Fine Gael

Sister Margo Delaney, Vincentian Partnership for Justice

Noel Dempsey, former TD and Fianna Fáil Minister

Dr Patrick Devitt, former MHC Inspector of Mental Health Services, author of Suicide: A Major Obsession

James Dobbins, former US representative to the European Communities

Brian Dobson, RTE

Moya Doherty, Producer of Riverdance, Director Tyrone Productions, Chair RTÉ

Pat Doherty MLA, former Vice-President Sinn Féin

Pearse Doherty TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance

Regina Doherty TD, Government Chief Whip

Toni Doherty, art teacher

John Dolan, CEO, Disability Federation of Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson MP, MLA, Democratic Unionist Party

Dr Pat Donlon, former Director National Library

John Donnolly, former President IFA

Stephen Donnelly TD, co-founder, Social Democrats

Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform

Oliver Donohue, ICTU

Donal Donovan, former Deputy Director IMF

Theo Dorgan, author, poet and broadcaster

Noel Dorr, former Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs

Joe Dowling, former artistic director Abbey Theatre, artistic director Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis

Paul Dowling, Chief Executive Airtricity

Dr Eileen Drew, Centre for Women’s Studies, TCD

Helena Drnovsek Zorko, former Ambassador of Slovenia to Ireland

Prof Owen Dudley Edwards, University of Edinburgh

Connie Duffy, Donegal Democrat

Dorothy Duffy, actress

Sean Duignan, broadcaster, former head of Government Information

Alan Dukes, former leader of Fine Gael, former Minister for Finance

+ Sean Dunlap, Judge of the Circuit Court

Pat Dunleavy, former president Donegal Historical Society

Dr Louise Dunne, Environmental Studies, UCD

Lady Kathleen Dunpark

Eamon Dunphy, broadcaster and writer

Paul Durcan, poet

Bernard Durkan TD, former Fine Gael chief whip

Joe Durkan, ESRI

Mark Durkan MLA, former deputy First Minister (N.I.), former leader SDLP

Rowena Dwyer, Chief Economist, Irish Farmers’ Association

Lord Robin Eames, former Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

Des Early, actor

Colm Eastwood, Leader SDLP

Matthew Elderfield, Financial Regulator and Deputy Governor of the Central Bank

Dr Sydney Elliot, Department of Politics, QUB

Tom Elliott MLA,  Ulster Unionist Party

Olwyn Enright, former Fine Gael TD

Caroline Erskine, Executive Director, We the Citizens

+ David Ervine, former Progressive Unionist Party representative

Eileen Evason, University of Ulster

William Fagan, former Director of Consumer Affairs

Dr Tony Fahey, School of Applied Social Science, UCD

Peter Fallon, Poet and publisher

Prof Ronan Fanning, Department of History, UCD

+ Prof Brian Farrell, UCD and RTE

Prof David Farrell, School of Politics, UCD

David Farrell, Academic Director, We the Citizens

Sean Farren, MLA, former Minister for Finance and Personnel (N.I)

+ Fr Denis Faul, Head of St Patrick’s College, Dungannon, peace campaigner

Kate Fearon, Women’s Coalition Party

Josephine Feehily, Chairperson,Policing Authority

Kate Feeney, Fianna Fáil councillor, Uachtarán Ográ Fianna Fáil

Nicholas Fenn, former British Ambassador to Ireland

Raymond Ferguson, solicitor, former member of the Executive of the Official Unionist Party

Brian Ferran, artist and former director of the N.I. Arts Council

Prof Diarmaid Ferriter, Department of Modern Irish History UCD

Mark Fielding, Chief Executive, Irish Small & Medium Enterprises (ISME)

Mary Finan, former MD  Wilson Hartnell, Chair, Gate Theatre

Eamonn Fingleton, Financial journalist and writer

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality

+ Dr Garret Fitzgerald, former Taoiseach, former Fine Gael TD and Minister

Prof John Fitzgerald, Senior Economist, ESRI

Michael Fitzgerald, founder and MD, Abtran Ltd

Prof Muiris Fitzgerald, Head of Department of Medicine, UCD

Dr Eleanor Fitzgerald Loftus, GP and Coroner North Mayo

Maurice Fitzpatrick, Lecturer at the University of Cologne, film documentary maker

Christopher Fitzsimons, writer and former artistic director, Abbey Theatre

Adrian Flannelly, broadcaster in New York, founding member Irish-American Business Coalition

Frank Flannery, political consultant, former FG Director of Organisation & Strategy

Matt Flannery, founder of Kiva (USA)

Sean Fleming TD, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Public Sector Reform

Chris Flood, former Minister of State

Tony Flynn, actor

Gerry Foley, western correspondent UTV, former political editor for ITV at Westminster

Tony Foley, Senior lecturer and head of economics group, DCU

Fr Walter Forde

Dr Michael Foxe, Monsanto Ltd

Marc Freedman

Brian Friel, playwright

Lucy Gaffney, Chairperson, National Plan Against Racism

Dr Maureen Gaffney, writer and columnist, Chair, National Economic & Social Forum (NESF)

Dermot Gallagher, former Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs

+ Jim Gallagher, Principal St Columba’s ComprehensiveSchool, Glenties

Prof Michael Gallagher, TCD

Prof Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Dean of Theology, GregorianUniversity, Rome

Niamh Gallagher, Co-Founder of Women for Election

Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP, former Minister of State

Sean Gallagher, National Chairperson, Irish Carers’ Association

William Gallagher, RHA Gallery, former curator of the Glebe Gallery

Frank Galligan, poet and journalist

Gary Gannon, Councillor for North Inner City, Social Democrat candidate for Dublin Central in 2016 election

Kevin Gardiner, MD and Head of Global Strategy at Barclays Wealth, London

Janet Gaynor, NW Health Board

Maire Geoghegah-Quinn, EU Commissioner, former Minister, former Auditor EU

Tony Geoghegan, Director, Merchant’s Quay Project

Norah Gibbons, Chairwoman of the new Child and Family Agency

Dr Chris Gibson, Pro-Chancellor, QUB

Jeremy Gilbert, former Chief Petroleum Engineer, BP

Seamus Gildea, former president Donegal Historical Society

Thomas Gildea, former TD

Caroline Gill, barrister, former Insurance Ombudsman

Dr Paul Gill, senior lecturer in security & crime, University College, London

Judith Gillespie, former head of Drugs Squad RUC, Assistant Chief Constable PSNI

Alan Gillis, former MEP, former President IFA

Fr Bobby Gilmore, Columban priest

Eamon Gilmore TD, Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, and leader of the Labour Party

Tom Gilmore, former President INTO

Paddy Glackin, musician and radio producer

Rosaleen Glackin, ICTU

Dermot Gleeson, former Attorney General, former Chairman AIB

+ Alice-Glenn, former Dail Deputy Fine Gael, former Lord Mayor of Dublin

Rev Harold Good, former President, Methodist Church in Ireland

Rt Rev Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe

Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, RTE

John Gormley, former leader of the Green Party and former TD

H.E. Frederic Grasset, former French Ambassador to Ireland

Alan Gray, Managing Director, Indecon International Economic Consultants

Derry Gray, Partner & Head of Management Consultancy, BDO, President Dublin Chamber of Commerce

+ Robert Greacen, writer

Dr Sheila Greene, Department of Psychology, TCD

Prof Roy Greenslade, author and professor of Journalism, City University London

+ Dr Bernadette Greevy,  mezzo-soprano

+ Tony Gregory,  former Independent TD

Tony Griffin, founder of SOAR, author of “Screaming at the Sky”

Prof William Griffin, St John’s University, New York, USA

Anita Guidera, Irish Independent

Rosanne Haggarty, founder of Community Solutions (USA)

Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Ted Hallett, former Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy

Brendan Halligan, Chair, Institute of International & European Affairs, former Secretary General Labour Party, former TD and Senator

+ David Hammond, musician and filmmaker

Mary Hanafin, former Fianna Fáil TD, former Minister

Paul Hannigan, President Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Katie Hannon, RTE

Tony Hanway, CEO Virgin Media

Paul Haran, principal of College of Business & Law UCD, former Sec Gen Dept of Enterprise, Trade & Employment

Adrian Hardiman, judge of the Supreme Court

Dr Niamh Hardiman, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD, Author of ‘Crisis in Irish Governance’

Prof Orla Hardiman, Consultant Neurologist Beaumount Hospital, Head of Academic Unit of Neurology at TCD

Grace Harkin, Donegal Youth Orchestra

Marian Harkin MEP, former TD

Niamh Harkin, Donegal Youth Orchestra

Mary Harney, former TD, former leader of Progressive Democrat Party and Tánaiste

Paul Harrigan, Uileann Piper

Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health

Mary Harte, BBC radio producer

Paddy Harte, former Minister of State

Frank Harvey, poet

Pat Harvey, former CEO NW Health Board

Brian Hayes MEP, member of Economic & Monetary Affairs Committee, European Parliament

Dr Claire Hayes, Clinical Director, AWARE

Dr Maurice Hayes, Writer, columnist, former Northern Ireland Ombudsman, former member of Seanad Éireann

Grainne Healy, former Chairperson, National Women’s Council of Ireland

Joe Healy, President Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)

+ Seamus Heaney, poet, Nobel Laureate for Literature

Margaret Heckler, former US Ambassador to Ireland

Dr Miriam Hederman O’Brien, Economist TCD

Dr John Hegarty, Provost TCD

Dr Seamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry

Helene Henderson, actress

Michael Heney, former Producer/Director and Presenter, RTE News and Current Affairs

Mark Hennessy, Irish Times London Editor, former Irish Times Political Correspondent

Dr Mary Henry, medical consultant and former Senator

Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Sligo University Hospital

Jim Higgins MEP, Fine Gael

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, poet and former Minister for the Arts

+ Derek-Hill, artist

+ Dr Patrick Hillery, former President of Ireland, former Minister

David Hodgkinson, Executive Chairman, AIB

Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government

Dr Frank Holohan

Prof Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank, former professor of economics TCD

Dr Ann Hope, National Alcohol Policy advisor

Blair Horan, General Secretary Civil & Public Services Union (CPSU)

David Horgan, CEO, Petrel Resources

Dr Chris Horn, founding Chief Executive, Iona Technologies, Chairman Cloudsmith

Brendan Howlin TD, leader of the Labour Party

Gerard Howlin, columnist, public affairs consultant

Annette Hughes, Director DKM Economic Consultants, member National Competitiveness Council

John Hume, former leader of SDLP, MP and MEP, joint winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht

Gemma Hussey, former Minister for Education and Minister for Social Welfare

Bernie Hyland, North West Health Board

Gary Hynes, Artistic Director Druid, former artistic director Abbey Theatre

Peter Hynes, CEO Mayo County Council

Nuala Jackson, Law Library

Francis Jacob, former Head of EU Office in Dublin

Prof David Jeffrey, TCD

Ann Jennings, drama teacher

Anne Jennings, soprano

Dr Pierre Joannon, historian and Irish Consul in Nice

Helen Johnston, CEO Combat Poverty

Most Rev Dr C. Jones, Bishop of Elphin

Laura Kealy, Donegal Youth Orchestra

Prof Richard Kearney, UCD and Boston College, former editor of Crane Bag

+ Justin Keating, former Minister for Industry and Commerce

Brendan Keenan, Economics Editor, Irish Independent

Adrian Kelly, Curator Glebe Gallery

+ Prof John Kelly, former Professor of Jurisprudence and Roman Law UCD, former Minister of State

Mick Kelly, founder of  ‘Grow it yourself’

Sean Kelly MEP, former President GAA

+ Jim Kemmy, former TD, Chairman of the Democratic Socialist Party

Dr Denis Kennedy, journalist and writer, former head of EEC Office, Belfast

Dr Finola Kennedy, former lecturer in Economics UCD

+ Dr Kieran Kennedy, former head of ESRI

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, founder, Focus Point, now Focus Ireland

Jean Kennedy-Smith, former US Ambassador to Ireland

Enda Kenny TD, Taoiseach, Leader of Fine Gael

Rachel Kenny, Senior Planner, Meath County Council

Prof Dermot Keogh, Department of Modern History, UCC

Angela Kerins, CEO, Rehab

Bobby Kerr, Chair Insomnia Coffee Co, member of the panel “Dragon’s Den”

+ Benedict Kiely, writer and broadcaster

Michael Kilcoyne, Vice-Chair, Consumers’ Association of Ireland

Tom Kilroy, novelist and playwright, former professor of English Literature, NUI Galway

H.E. Julian King, former British Ambassador to Ireland

Patricia King, General Secretary,  SIPTU

Tom King, Assistant Garda Commissioner

Stephen Kingon, Chairperson, Invest Northern Ireland

Dr Stephen Kinsella, Dept of Economics, University of Limerick

Prof Rob Kitchin, National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis, NUI Maynooth

Prof Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence

Prof Philip Lane, Department of International Macroeconomics TCD

Colm Larkin, former Chef de Cabinet to Commissioner McSharry, former Director EU Office

Sara Laughlin, soprano

Pat Leahy, Deputy Political Editor, Irish Times, Author of  ‘Showtime – the Inside Story of Fianna Fail in Power’

George Lee, environment and agriculture correspondent, RTE

Prof Joe Lee, Head of Department of Modern History, UCC and University of New York

Patrick Lenain, former IMF Economist, Head of Economics Dept OECD

+ Brian Lenihan, former Minister for Finance, former Deputy Leader Fianna Fáil

Ann Leonard, former Senator

Roger Liddle, former advisor to EU President Barrosso and to British PM Tony Blair

Dr Bo Lidegaard, Executive Editor-in-chief of Politiken newspaper, Denmark

Rosaleen Linehan, actress and comedienne

Prof Ruth Lister

Joe Little, Religious and Social Affairs correspondent, RTE

Mark Little, founder/CEO Storyful, former RTE Washington Correspondent and current affairs presenter

Dr Mick Loftus, Mayo co-coroner, former president GAA

Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children

John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy prison

Cormac Lucey, former advisor to Minister for Justice and Law Reform

Professor Kathleen Lynch, Equality Studies, UCD

Kathleen Lynch TD, Minister of State at the Dept of Health

Dr Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics, TCD

Caoimhin MacAoidh, musician, CEO Donegal Local Development Co

Fiach MacConghail, Director of the Abbey Theatre

Prof Brian MacCraith, President, DCU

+ Sheila MacGill Callahan, writer, New York

+ Patricia MacGill McGowan, writer and journalist, USA

+ Breandan MacGiolla Choille, former State Archivist

Fr Micheal MacGreil SJ, Sociologist, Chairman Pioneer Total Abstinence Association

Padraig MacLochlainn TD, Sinn Féin spsokesperson on Justice & Equality

+ Ciaran MacMathuna, broadcaster and archivist

+ Sean MacReamoinn, writer and broadcaster

Noel Madden, MD Kerbside Ltd

Ken Magennis, former MP, MEP, member of House of Lords

Alice Maher, contemporary artist

+ Dr Peter Mair, Head of Department of Politics, European University Institute Florence

Seamus Mallon, former Deputy Leader SDLP

Bernie Malone, former MEP

Sr Veronica Mangan, Director of  ‘Aislinn’

Dr Martin Mansergh, former TD and former Minister of State

Most Rev Dr Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin

Geoff Martin, former editor Belfast Newsletter

Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil

Vincent P. Martin, Barrister and Co-founder, New Beginnings

Patrick Mason, theatre director, former artistic director Abbey Theatre

Caoimhín MacAoidh, Fiddler

Orlaith McBride, Director, Arts Council

+ Sean McBride, winner of Nobel Peace Prize and Lenin Peace Prize

Fergus McCabe, National Drugs Strategy Team

John Mark McCafferty, SVP

Nell McCafferty, writer and broadcaster

Eamonn McCann, writer, journalist and broadcaster

Pat McCartan, judge, former TD, former Workers’ Party spokesperson on Justice

Colm McCarthy, Department of Economics, UCD

Judith McCarthy, Curator, Donegal County Museum

Justine McCarthy, author and senior writer at the Sunday Times

+ Niall McCarthy, judge of the Supreme Court

Joe McCartin, former MEP

Anne McCartney, writer and broadcaster

+ Inez McCormack, former president ICTU

Joy McCormick

+ Liam McCormick,  architect

Danny McCoy, Director General IBEC

Professor Brian MacCraith, President, DCU

Margaret McCurtin (Sr Benvenuta), formerly of the Department of Modern Irish History, UCD

Dr James McDaid, former TD and Minister

Paul McDaid, NW Health Board

Dr Shari McDaid, Director Mental Health Reform

Rev Prof Enda McDonagh, Maynooth College

Roisin McDonagh, CEO Arts Council of N.I.

Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, Columban, eco-theologian, contributor to Papal Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’

Steve McDonagh, Brandon Press

Dearbhail McDonald, Associate Editor & Legal Editor, Irish Independent

Mary Lou McDonald TD, Deputy Leader, Sinn Féin

Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP, MLA, SDLP

Michael McDowell SC, former Attorney General and Minister, former leader of the Progressive Democrats

+ Canon James McDyer, PP Glencolumbcille

Mary McEvoy, Actress, author of “How the light gets in”

Alan McFarland, former Ulster Unionist Party member of the Assembly

Brendan McGahon, former Fine Gael TD

Evan McGarrigle, pianist

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times

Casimir McGill, local historian Glenties

Dinny McGinley TD, Fine Gael TD

Margaret McGinley

Martin McGinley, Editor in Chief, Derry Journal

Martin McGinley, fiddler

+ Dermot McGlinchey, head of law firm in New Orleans, former chairperson MacGill Summer School

Barry McGovern, actor ‘Burial at Thebes’

Dr Owen McGowan, former Director of Library, Bridgewater College, Mass, USA

Jane McGrath, actor ‘Burial at Thebes’

Michael McGrath TD, Fianna Fáil spokesman on Finance

Yvonne McGrory, author

Catherine McGuinness, former Judge of the Supreme Court

Frank McGuinness, playwright

John McGuinness TD, Chair, Public Accounts Committee, Author of  ‘The House Always Wins’

Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice-President, European Parliament

+ Martin McGuinness MP, MLA, deputy First Minister N.I., former Minister of Education

Tom McGurk, columnist and broadcaster

Prof John McHale, Dept of Economics UCG, Chair Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Liam McHale, former State Solicitor, Co Mayo, former Supreme Advocate, Knights of St Columbanus

Patricia McKenna, former MEP

Stephen McKenna, local historian Omagh

Ruairí McKiernan, founder Director, SpunOut.ie National Youth Organisation

John McKinney, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body

Dermot McLaughlin, formerly of the Arts Council

James McLoon, former lecturer in Psychology, UCG

Michael McLoone, Donegal Co Manager, former Chairman BTSB

Peter McLoone, General Secretary, Impact, former President ICTU

Stephen McMahon, Chairman, Irish Patients’ Association

Tony McMahon, musician and television producer/director

Liz McManus, former TD, former Minister of State and former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Padraig McManus, CEO Electricity Supply Board

Peter McMenamin, President TUI

Gary McMichael, Ulster Unionist Party

Michael McNicholas, Chair, Ervia

Ray McSharry, former Minister for Finance and Member of EU Commission

Dan McTeague, tenor

Fr Peter McVerry SJ, social campaigner

Geoff Meagher, National President, St Vincent de Paul

Rt Rev Dr J. Mehaffey, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe

Gina Menzies, theologian

Ingrid Miley, Industrial Affairs Correspondent, RTE

Susan Mitchell, Health Editor, Sunday Business Post

Dr Eddie Molloy, management consultant, MD Advanced Management Organisation

Sean Moloney, former Senator, Labour Party

Prof John Monaghan, Director Social Policy, Vice President SVP

John Moran, CEO and Founder, RHH International, member of Limerick Economic Forum, former Sec-Gen, Department of Finance

Gerry Moriarty, Northern Editor, Irish Times

+ Dr Paddy Moriarty, former CEO, ESB

Lord Maurice Morrow, Chairperson Democratic Unionist Party

Gaye Moynihan, former senior planning executive, Donegal County Council

Fiona Muldoon, Central Bank Director of Credit Institutions and Insurance Supervision

Dr Joe Mulholland, Director, MacGill Summer School

Orla Mullan, actor

John Mullins, founding CEO Amerenco Solar, former CEO Bord Gais

Kieran Mulvey, former General Secretary ASTI, former Head of Workplace Relations Commission

Dr Anna Murphy, Forfas

Catherine Murphy TD, Independent deputy for Kildare North

David Murphy, Business Editor RTE

Dr Desmond Murphy, historian

Eoghan Murphy TD, Fine Gael deputy for Dublin South-East

Prof John A. Murphy, former Senator and Professor of History, UCC

Martin Murphy, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Ireland Ltd

Mary Murphy, lecturer in Irish Politics and Society NUI Maynooth

Orla Murphy, architect and lecturer, School of Architecture UCD

Pádraig Murphy, former ambassador to Germany, Spain, USSR and Japan

Senan Murphy, former MD Airtricity

Yvonne Murphy, judge

Prof Christopher Murray, former Head of Drama and Literature, UCD

Dr Marie Murray, UCD, former Director of Psychology St Vincent’s Hospital, former member of Irish Medical Council

Denis Naughten TD, Fine Gael

Dr Martin Naughton, Executive Chairman, Glen Dimplex

Ted Nealon, former broadcaster and Minister of State for the Arts

Dermot Nesbit MLA, Ulster Unionist Party

Poilin Ni Chiarain, writer and broadcaster

Triona Ni Giolla Choille, former Director Emigrant Advice Centre, Dublin

Bríd Ní Neachtain, actress

Pat Nicholls, tenor

Barbara Nolan, Head of EU Commission Representation in Ireland

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance, former leader Fine Gael

David Norris, Senator and Joycean scholar

Niall ó hAnnagáin, poetry reader

Micheal O Aonaigh, Donegal County Council

Art O Briain, television producer/director, theatre director

Eoin Ó Broin TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Planning & Local Government

Tomas O Canainn, writer and musician

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Sinn Féin

Detta O Cathain, former Head of the Milk Marketing Board UK

Prof Seamus O Cathain, Head of Dept of Folklore, UCD

Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh, former Ambassador to London, Director IIEA

Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arran

Prof Seamus O Cinneide, NUI Maynooth

Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, CEO Oideas Gael, former chair Údarás na Galetlachta

Éamon Ó Cuív TD, former FF Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Seoirse O Dochartaigh, singer and musician

Vincent O’Doherty, vice-chair British-Irish Association, former chair, Superquin

Diarmuid O Donobhain, former principal Shannon Comprehensive School

+ Dr Nuala O’Faolain, writer and broadcaster

+ Dr Colm O hEocha, former President UCG

Sean O Longain, former CEO of Donegal VEC

Micheál O Muircheartaigh, writer and broadcaster

Emily O’Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner and European Ombudsman elect

Liam O Ronain, former Donegal Co Librarian

Cathal O Searcaigh, file (poet)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, Sinn Féin

Prof Gearoid O Tuathaigh, Department of History, UCG

Dan O’Brien, Economics Editor, Irish Times

Karl O’Brien, Irish Times

Lance O’Brien, Head of Strategy and Foresight, Teagasc

Maeve O’Brien, writer and teacher

“Professor” Peter O’Brien, musician

Donal O Brolcháin, poliltical reform activist

Jim O’Callaghan TD, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice

Dr Margaret O’Callaghan, Senior Lecturer in Politics, QUB

Brian O’Connell, MD Westpark Business Park, Shannon

Donncha O’Connell, lecturer in Law NUI Galway, member of the Law Reform Commission

Fred O’Connell, former Chairman National Parents’ Council

Dr Eddie O’Connor, founding CEO Mainstream Renewable Power, former CEO Bord na Mona

Jack O’Connor, General President, SIPTU

Dr John O’Conor, pianist

Geraldine O’Doherty, harpist

Philip O’Doherty, Founding CEO of E&I Engineering

Vincent O’Doherty, Vice-Chairman British-Irish Association, former Chair Superquinn

Frank O’Donnell, judge and former President, Incorporated Law Society

Liz O’Donnell, former Minister of State

Louise Donnell, Health & Welfare Division, IMPACT trade union

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell,  lecturer and broadcaster

+ Peadar O’Donnell, novelist and republican activist

Rory O’Donnell, Head of NESC

Bernard O’Donoghue, poet, lecturer in medieval literature, Wadham College, Oxford

Ann O’Dowd, National Museum of Ireland

Fergus O’Dowd TD, Fine Gael deputy

Sean O’Driscoll, Executive Chairman and Group CEO, Glen Dimplex

Brian O’Dwyer, Attorney O’Dwyer & Bernstein, New York

Marion O’Dwyer, actress

Louis O’Flaherty, former President ASTI

Colm O’Gorman, Director, Amnesty International

Moya O’Grady, cellist

Kay O’Hanlon, Director of Cabinteely Family Centre

Dr Redmond O’Hanlon, lecturer and drama critic

Jim O’Hara, General Manager Intel, former President American Chamber of Commerce

Paul O’Hara, founder of Change Nation in Ireland, Director of Ashoka in Europe

Dr Danny O’Hare, former President Dublin City University

Tom O’Higgins, former senior partner at PriceWaterhouseCooper, a Director of Concern Worldwide

Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe, National Parks and Wildlife Service

Brian O’Kelly, lecturer in banking, DCU, founder/director QED Equity

+ Frank O’Kelly, Donegal County Council

Valentine O’Kelly, Donegal County Council

Anne O’Leary, CEO Vodafone

Dr Eoin O’Leary, Department of Economics, UCC

Jim O’Leary, lecturer in Economics NUI Maynooth, former board member AIB

Olivia O’Leary, writer and broadcaster

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland

Robert Olson, Garda Inspectorate Chief Inspector

John O’Mahony, Assistant Commissioner, Garda Siochána

Desmond O’Malley, former Fianna Fáil Minister and founding leader of Progressive Democrat Party

Dr Eoin O’Malley, School of Law & Government, Dublin City University, Author of  ‘Contemporary Ireland’

Fiona O’Malley, former Senator, Progressive Democrats

James O’Malley, pianist

H.E. Kevin O’Malley, US Ambassador to Ireland

Aileen O’Meara, Health Policy journalist and broadcaster

Prof Des O’Neill, Consultant Geriatrician, Tallaght Hospital and TCD, writer and commentator

Gerard O’Neill, Chairman, Amarach Research

Gerald O’Regan, Editor Irish Independent, former editor Evening Herald

Emily O’Reilly, The Ombudsman

Patricia O’Reilly, author and broadcaster

Shane O’Reilly, actor ‘Burial at Thebes’

+ Tom O’Reilly, former Donegal County Manager

Aodhán Ó Ríordaín TD, Labour deputy for Dublin North-Central

Sean O’Riordan, General Secretary Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants

Maeve O’Rourke, Human Rights lawyer in London, pro-bono lawyer of the year 2013 for her work for the victims of Magdalene Laundries

Mary O’Rourke, former FF TD and Minister for Education

Sean O’Rourke, RTE

Dr Eamon O’Shea, UCG

Micheal O’Siadhail, poet

David O’Sullivan, EU Director General Trade, former Secretary General EU Commission

Senator Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party

Kevin O’Sullivan, Editor, Irish Times

Maev O’Sullivan, Earthwatch

Michael O’Sullivan, Head of Research, Credit Suisse Bank

Noirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner

Philip O’Sullivan, actor

Turlough O’Sullivan, former President IBEC

Fintan O’Toole, writer and deputy editor, Irish Times

Joe O’Toole, former General Secretary, INTO, independent Senator

Dr Gearoid O Tuathaigh, former Prof of History UCG

Nora Owen, former deputy leader Fine Gael, former Minister for Justice

Ian Paisley Jnr MLA, former Junior Minister in the offices of First Minister and Deputy First Minister

Andrea Pappin, Director at Plain Talking Productions

Tom Parlon, Director-General, Construction Industry Federation (CFI), former Minister of State and former President IFA

Prof Henry Patterson, New University of Ulster

Tom Paulin, poet, critic and broadcaster, lecturer in english literature Hertford College, Oxford, Director of Field Day

Noel Pearson, film, television and theatre producer

Prof Rowena Pecchenino, Head of Department of Economics, NUI Maynooth

Martine Pelletier, Universite de Tours, France

John Perry TD, Fine Gael

Ann Phelan TD, Minister of State, Dept of the Environment and Dept of Agriculture with responsibility for rural development

Richard Pine, writer, broadcaster and critic

Dr Emilie Pine, School of English, Drama and Film, UCD

Carole Pollard, architect

Averil Power, Senator and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Education & Skills

Declan Power, Security & Defence Analyst

Jim Power, Chief Economist, Friends First

Sheila Pratschke, Chair, Arts Council, former director Irish Cultural Centre, Paris

Margaret Prendergast, Director Harristown House Treatment Centre

Sir Julian Priestley KCMG, author, former Sec Gen of European Parliament

H.E. Niels Pultz, Danish Ambassador to Ireland

Aidan Punch, Central Statistics Office

Gina Quin, CEO Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Dr Brid Quinn, Department of Public Administration, University of Limerick

David Quinn, writer and broadcaster, former editor ‘Irish Catholic’

Senator Fergal Quinn

Lochlann Quinn, former Director Glen Dimplex, former chair AIB and National Gallery

Peter Quinn, former President GAA

Phelim Quinn, CEO Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA)

Ruairi Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Skills

Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Prof Kevin Rafter, Dublin City University, author

+ Joe Rea, former President IFA

Stephen Rea, actor and founding member Field Day

Fr Alec Reid CSsR

Paul Reid, CEO Fingal Co Co

Dr Theresa Reidy, lecturer in Irish politics and political economy, UCC

Dr James Reilly TD, Minister for Health

Judge Michael Reilly, Inspector of Prisons

Albert Reynolds, former Taoiseach, former leader Fianna Fáil

Marie Richardson, Probation Officer

Prof Ian Robertson, Dept of Psychology TCD, visiting professor at University College London

Sir Gerry Robinson, former CEO Granada, former chair Arts Council of the UK

Mary Robinson, former Barrister, Senator and President of Ireland

Prof Anthony Roche, Professor Emeritus, English & Drama UCD, author of Brian Friel, Theatre and Politics

Dick Roche, former TD and Minister of State for European Affairs

Brid Rodgers, former Deputy Leader SDLP, former Minister for Agriculture (N.I.)

Caroline Rothwell, actress

Dr Frances Ruane, Director, ESRI

Dick Ryan, former manager planning, IDA

Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party, former TD and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Eoin Ryan, former Minister of State, former MEP

Mark Ryan, Country Managing Director, Accenture

Tim Ryan, Public Affairs Consultant and Journalist

Trevor Sargent, former TD and Minister, former President Green Party

Dana Rosemary Scallon, former MEP

Michael Scanlan, Secretary-General, Department of Health & Children

Iva Sebit, African Refugee Association in Ireland

Vincent Sharkey, Samaritans, NW Region

Marie Sherlock, economist SIPTU

Sean Sherlock TD, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Dr Lorcan Sirr, lecturer in Housing, DIT, Editor of Renting in Ireland 

Dr Elaine Sisson, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture IADT

Dr Conor Skehan, lecturer in Spatial Strategy, DIT, Chair of the Housing Authority

William Slattery, Head of State Street Corporation in Ireland

Rev Brian Smeaton

Gillian Smith, pianist

Michael Smith, Editor, Village Magazine, former Chair of An Taisce

Dr Michael Somers, former Chief Executive, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

Dick Spring, former Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Prof Anthony Staines, professor of health systems, school of nursing and human sciences DCU

Terry Stewart, former Director EEC Office in Dublin

Niall Stokes, former Editor, Hot Press

Jane Suiter, lecturer Dept of Politics, Dublin City University, Columnist Irish Times

Peter Sutherland, Non-executive Chairman Goldman Sachs, former EU Commissioner

Dr John Sweeney, former lecturer Geography Dept, NUI Maynooth

Matthew Sweeney, poet

Alice Taylor, author

David Taylor, former CEO, Sustainable Energy Ireland

Seamus Taylor, Irish Liaison Unit, London

Martin Territt, Director EU Commission Representation in Ireland

H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault, Ambassador of France

John Thorne, author

Dr Don Thornhill, former Secretary-General Department of Education & Science, former Head of HEA

Peadar Tóibín TD, Sinn Fein spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation

Ben Tonra, Deputy Director, Dublin European Institute

Dr Patrick Troy, Midlands and SE Health Boards

Dr Patrick Tubridy, psychiatrist

Brendan Tuohy, former Secretary-General, Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Rev Vincent Twomey, Professor of Moral Theology, Maynooth

Maire Bean Ui Cheallaigh, Muinteoir

Dr Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection

Rob Wainwright, Director General Europol

Simon Wall, town architect, Westport Town Council

+ Arthur Walls, former Chairman Ryanair

+ Prof Brendan Walsh, former Head of Economics, UCD

+ Brian Walsh, judge of the Supreme Court

Prof Dermot Walsh, Kent Law School

Dr Ed Walsh, founding President University of Limerick

Rev Willie Walsh, former Bishop of Killaloe

John Waters, writer and broadcaster

Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Derek West, former Principal, Newpark Comprehensive School

Mary West, artist

Prof Karl Whelan, School of Economics, UCD

Noel Whelan, barrister, political analyst, author of ‘Fianna Fáil – A Biography of the Party’

Sean Whelan, Economics Editor, RTE

James Whelton, founder of CoderDojo

Prof Harry White, School of Music UCD

Noel White, Garda Superintendent, National Drugs Unit

Rossa White, Chief Economist, National Treasury Management Agency

Paul Williams, journalist and author

+ John Wilson, former Minister and Tanaiste

Dr Michael Woods,  former FF TD and Minister

Dr Maev-Ann Wren, writer and former Economics Editor Irish Times

Sean Wyse, former MD C.S.B.U. ESB

Ivan Yates, former FG TD and Minister for Agriculture

Deirdre Younge, former editor ‘Questions and Answers’ RTE

Huzma Yousaf MSP, Minister for Europe & International Development, Government of Scotland

Michael Zantovsky, Chair Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

+  = deceased

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