MacGill Summer School

Papers delivered at MacGill 2016

MACGILL SUMMER SCHOOL & ARTS WEEK 2016

The 16th Annual John Hume Lecture
Micheál Martin TD, Leader Fianna Fáil

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THE AFTERMATH OF 2016 AND THE FUTURE OF POLITICS IN IRELAND

Will we have Better Politics, a more Successful Democracy and a Better Government?
Pat Leahy, Deputy Political Editor, The Irish Times

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NEW POLITICS AND MAKING OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM FIT FOR PURPOSE

Why We Need “New Politics”
Stephen Donnelly TD, Social Democrats

Significant Government Functions could be devolved to Local Government Systems
Frank Flannery, Political analyst, former Director of Strategy, Fine Gael

New Politics is not just AN OPTION, it is the ONLY OPTION
Noel Dempsey, former Fianna Fáil minister

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In The Wake Of Brexit there will be Major Challenges Ahead
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD

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THE LESSONS FROM IRISH WATER FOR OUR POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE

The Capacity of Irish Water to further undermine trust in our politics has not gone away
Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Analyst

We must avoid further undermining of the social contract and the trust it depends on
Dr Maureen Gaffney, Chair, Nat. Economic & Social Forum, Writer and Columnist

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THE FUTURE SOCIAL & DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF IRELAND: WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?

Ireland’s Strong Record of Educational Expansion
Tony Fahey, Professor of Social Policy, University College Dublin

We have the Resources and Skills to shape our future
Gerard O’Neill, CEO, AMARACH

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HOUSING: WE NEED A STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE – AND A VISION

What we don’t talk about when talking about the housing crisis
Dr Lorcan Sirr, lecturer DIT, visiting Professor of Housing, U.R.V, Spain

Home-builders and Building Contractors need support
Tom Parlon, Director-General, Construction Industry Federation

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AFTER BREXIT WHITHER NOW THE EUROPEAN UNION – DISINTEGRATION OR REVIVAL?

We opted to be part of the European revival, not its disintegration
Colum Eastwood MLA, Leader of the SDLP

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CLIMATE CHANGE: ARE WE FACING UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

Climate Change – We Have So Far Failed the Test
Senator Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party

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THE PUBLICPOLICY.IE SESSION
IS INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL ALIENATION GROWING IN IRELAND?

Income Inequality in Ireland
Dr Donal de Buitleir, Director, PublicPolicy.ie

Rekindling The Spirit Of Idealism
Dr Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection

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THE AGEING AND VULNERABLE POPULATION: THE NEED FOR NEW APPROACHES AND A LONG-TERM POLICY

Simply complicated – Creative and positive responses to the bizarre phenomenon of ageism: the strange case of prejudice against the older you
Professor Des O’Neill, Specialist in Gerontology, Tallaght Hospital and TCD, Writer and columnist

Protecting older people’s human rights
Maeve O’Rourke, Human Rights Lawyer

Can Extended Working Lives Enhance the Sustainability of Social Programmes?
Professor Alan Barrett, Director, Economic & Social Resarch Institute (ESRI)

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HEALTH: ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE SERVICES IN EUROPE AND ONE OF THE MOST DYSFUNCTIONAL – WHY?

We need to move from a reactive to a proactive approach to health service reform
Phelim Quinn, Chief Executive of the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA)

An Expensive and Dysfunctional Health Service
Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Sligo University Hospital

Are We Getting Value for our Healthcare Buck?
Susan Mitchell, Health Editor, Sunday Business Post

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TRANSFORMING AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA INTO A MODERN, EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE POLICE FORCE – HOW?

Transforming the Garda Síochána into a modern, efficient and effective police service – The Garda Inspectorate view
Robert Olson, Chief Inspector of An Garda Síochána Inspectorate, former Chief of Police in Minneapolis USA

An Garda Síochána – Investment in Training and Education is Vital
Jim O’Callaghan, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice & Equality

Why is an Garda Síochána so impervious to reform?
Conor Brady, former Editor of the Irish Times, former Commissioner of GSOC, author of major works on the history of An Garda Síochána, columnist, The Sunday Times

Effective policing in which the public has confidence is essential in a democracy
Josephine Feehily, Chairperson Policing Authority

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THE TERRIBLE BEAUTY OF 1916: WHAT IS IT TO BECOME?

Can we fulfil the promise of the Republic?
Gary Gannon, Social Democrat Party, Councillor for Dublin North Inner City

Culture is not an extra, an add-on
Alice Maher, Artist

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Come & Visit!

By bus, plane or car. All roads point to Glenties this July!

Glenties, Co. Donegal, Ireland

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