05/08/2020

Tribute to John Hume

John Hume felt completely at home when at the MacGill Summer School which was fairly frequent. Having family connections with the county he had, of course, […]
02/12/2017

Dr Brendan Halligan

Dr Brendan Halligan President of the Institute of International & European Affairs, former Senator, former Gen. Sec, the Labour Party   I suffer, as I mentioned this morning, […]
28/11/2017

Towards a Democratic Way of Life

Donal O’Brolcháin Political Reform Activist   Towards a Democratic Way of Life Shifting the Paradigm of our Dysfunctional Governance Culture i ii iii   In this […]
27/10/2017

Gerard Howlin

Gerard Howlin, columnist and public affairs consultant   The opening salvo of the topic set for us this afternoon presumes something has gone wrong. It hands […]
14/10/2017

Dr Eddie Molloy

Dr Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant   Introduction: So that never again: In his introduction to the National Risk Assessment published in Jan 2014 Taoiseach Enda Kenny […]
01/10/2017

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell, Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post   In November 2015, the Director-General of the HSE did an extensive interview with The Sunday Business Post […]
24/09/2017

Dr Niamh Hourigan

Democratic Breakdown, Inequality and Populism in the 21st Century: Line-Cutters, Ladder-pullers and Unreachable Elites Dr Niamh Hourigan, Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Sociology, University […]
16/09/2017

Roisín Shortall TD

Roisín Shortall TD, Co-founder, Social Democrats party, former Minister of State at the Dept of Health   Professor Tom Keane, who oversaw the successful implementation of […]
15/09/2017

Prof Brigid Laffan

The Growing Disaffection for the European Project: How to rise to the challenge? Prof Brigid Laffan, Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute […]
11/09/2017

Prof John Fitzgerald

A New Long-Term Vision and Plan is Required Prof John Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus, Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI), member of Royal Irish Academy   During […]
10/09/2017

Brian Hayes MEP

We have the wind in our sails but a new long term vision and plan is required Brian Hayes MEP, member of the Economics & Monetary […]
09/09/2017

Dr Stephen Kinsella

Dr Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick   I’d like to begin by exhorting everyone to avoid the collective sigh the mention of the phrase ‘fiscal space’ […]
09/09/2017

Prof Peter Clinch

Prof Peter Clinch, Chair, National Competitiveness Council of Ireland   Introduction As Chair of the National Competitiveness Council, my focus is on the ability of the […]
09/09/2017

Sheila Nunan

 Sheila Nunan, General Secretary INTO and President ICTU   The cost of Ireland’s economic collapse and the benefits of any on-going recovery have not been shared […]
09/09/2017

Dr Rhona Mahony

Dr Rhona Mahony, Master, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street   If a remedy is something that cures a disease, we must first make the correct diagnosis […]
08/09/2017

Mary Rose Burke

Mary Rose Burke, CEO, Dublin Chamber of Commerce   INTRODUCTION If we are to meet the needs of a fast-changing Ireland and continue to grow our […]
05/09/2017

Tony O’Brien

Tony O’Brien, Director-General, Health Service Executive (HSE) As you will have heard in the introduction, I have been at the head of the health service for […]
04/09/2017

Dr Conor Skehan

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THIS COUNTRY IS MORE VITAL THAN EVER Dr Conor Skehan, School of Spatial Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)   Preamble The National […]
03/09/2017

John Moran

Strategic Planning is more vital than ever John Moran, CEO, RHH International, former Secretary-General, Dept of Finance, Director, European Investment Bank (EIB)   Between a week […]
03/09/2017

Dr Katy Hayward

PEACE CAN BE DESTROYED BY OUR OWN COMPLACENCY Dr Katy Hayward, lecturer in Political Sociology, QUB, member of the Board of the Centre for Cross Border […]
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