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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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