Papers delivered at MacGill 2017

The following are some of the papers delivered at the MacGill Summer School 2017. And more will follow over the next few weeks.

 

BREXIT: THE CERTAINTIES, THE UNCERTAINTIES AND THE UNKNOWN?

Pat Cox
Former President of the European Parliament, former President European Movement

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

 

RESPONDING TO THE SECURITY THREATS AGAINST EUROPE, ITS DEMOCRACIES AND ITS CITIZENS

Sir Julian King
EU Commissioner for the Security Union

Ben Tonra
Professor of International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Michael C. Murphy
Lt Col. (Retd.), Former Deputy Director Military Intelligence, Irish Defence Forces

 

IN AN EU WITHOUT BRITAIN, IRELAND CAN AND MUST PLAY A FULL PART AT THE CENTRE OF THE UNION

Seán Donlon
Former diplomat, UL Chancellor, board member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, chairman of the Press Council of Ireland

Dr Brendan Halligan
President of the Institute of International & European Affairs, former Senator, former Gen. Sec, the Labour Party

 

THE URGENT NEED FOR REAL NEW POLITICS AND STRONG, EFFECTIVE AND FOCUSED GOVERNMENT

Pat Leahy
Political Editor, Irish Times

Prof Gary Murphy
School of Government & Law, DCU

Prof Mary Daly
President of the Royal Irish Academy

 

COPING WITH BREXIT: IS OUR INFRASTRUCTURE FIT FOR PURPOSE?

Richard Pym
Chairperson, Allied Irish Banks (AIB)

Fergal O’Brien
Director of Policy and Chief Economist, IBEC

 

THE GROWING DISAFFECTION FOR THE EUROPEAN PROJECT: HOW TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?

Prof Brigid Laffan
Director, Schumann Institute, European University, Florence

Bill Emmott
Editor-in-chief of The Economist 1993-2006

 

DUBLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SESSION
WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE USA AND THE UK, THE THREATS TO IRELAND’S ECONOMY HAVE INCREASED – HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND?

Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform

Martin D. Shanahan
CEO, Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

 

POPULISM – THE RESULT OF GROWING INEQUALITY OR A BREAKDOWN OF DEMOCRACY?

Dr Niamh Hourigan
Senior Lecturer and Head of Dept. of Sociology, University College Cork

Pat Rabbitte 
Columnist, Sunday Business Post, former leader, Labour Party, former Minister

 

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NORTH & SOUTH OF IRELAND IS NEEDED

Mary Lou McDonald TD
Vice-President of Sinn Fein

David Gavaghan
Chairman, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) N.I.

Dr Katy Hayward
Lecturer in Political Sociology, Queen’s University, Belfast

Seán Donlon
Former diplomat and former Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THIS COUNTRY IS MORE VITAL THAN EVER

John Moran
RHH International, former Secretary-General, Dept of Finance

Dr Conor Skehan
School of Spatial Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Mary Rose Burke
CEO, Dublin Chamber of Commerce

 

OUR DYSFUNCTIONAL HEALTH SERVICE – ARE WE ABOUT TO FIND THE REMEDY?

Roisín Shortall TD
Chair, All-Party Committee on Health

Tony O’Brien
Director General, Health Service Executive (HSE)

Susan Mitchell
Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post

Dr Rhona Mahony
Master of National Maternity Hospital

 

HOW MUCH FISCAL SPACE DO WE HAVE AND HOW SHOULD WE USE IT? 

Prof Peter Clinch
Chair, National Competitiveness Council, Prof of Public Policy UCD

Sheila Nunan
Gen Sec, Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, President ICTU

Stephen Kinsella
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Kemmy Business School, UL

 

THE FAILURE OF GOVERNANCE AT ALL LEVELS AND ACROSS ALL SECTORS OF PUBLIC LIFE: IS MORE ENQUIRIES TO BE THE RESPONSE?

Dr Eddie Molloy
Management Consultant

Gerard Howlin
Columnist and Public Affairs Consultant

 

THE WIND IS IN OUR SAILS BUT A NEW LONG-TERM VISION AND PLAN IS REQUIRED

Prof John Fitzgerald
Economist and columnist

Brian Hayes MEP
member of the Economics & Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament

 

 

 

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