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?
Former President of the European Parliament, former President European Movement
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
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
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
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?
Chairperson, Allied Irish Banks (AIB)
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
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
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
Chairman, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) N.I.
Dr Katy Hayward
Lecturer in Political Sociology, Queen’s University, Belfast
Former diplomat and former Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THIS COUNTRY IS MORE VITAL THAN EVER
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
Director General, Health Service Executive (HSE)
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
Gen Sec, Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, President ICTU
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
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