10/02/2013

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government   Someone in media once said that “an […]
09/02/2013

A CHANCE TO BREATHE FRESH LIFE INTO IRISH DEMOCRACY

  A CHANCE TO BREATHE FRESH LIFE INTO IRISH DEMOCRACY Niall Collins TD, Fianna Fail spokesperson on Environment, Community & Local Government   The empowerment of […]
08/02/2013

WHERE IS THE BIG POLITICAL THINKING OR VISIONARY POLITICS?

WHERE IS THE BIG POLITICAL THINKING OR VISIONARY POLITICS? Donncha O’Connell, Lecturer in Law, NUI Galway, member of the Law Reform Commission   I am from […]
08/02/2013

IRELAND AT 100: THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE ON EARTH

IRELAND AT 100: THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE ON EARTH Paul O’Hara, founder of Change Nation in Ireland and Director of Ashoka (Europe)   Our government […]
08/02/2013

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRELAND – Turning the Corner of Renewal

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRELAND – Turning the Corner of Renewal Most Rev Dr Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Some months ago a commentator on […]
08/02/2013

THE URGENT NEED TO REFORM OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM

   THE URGENT NEED TO REFORM OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM Dr Brendan Halligan, Chair Institute of European Affairs, former member of Dáil and Seanad, former General Secretary […]
08/02/2013

THE NEXT ELECTION STARTS THE DAY AFTER THIS ONE

THE NEXT ELECTION STARTS THE DAY AFTER THIS ONE  Noel Dempsey, former Fianna Fáil Minister for Environment & Local Govt, for Education & Science, for Communications, […]
08/02/2013

WHAT WE NEED IS TO RESTORE FAITH IN OUR POLITICS

WHAT WE NEED IS TO RESTORE FAITH IN OUR POLITICS Alex White TD, Minister of State at Dept of Health   The Constitutional Convention is one […]
08/02/2013

THE RHETORIC OF REFORM: WHAT STOPS REFORM FROM HAPPENING?

THE RHETORIC OF REFORM: WHAT STOPS REFORM FROM HAPPENING? Dr Niamh Hardiman, School of Politics and International Relations UCD, author of “Crisis in Irish Governance”   […]
08/02/2013

LOYALTY TO AND RESPECT FOR OUR STATE

  LOYALTY TO AND RESPECT FOR OUR STATE Michael McDowell SC, former Minister for Justice and Tánaiste, former leader of the Progressive Democrats   This year, […]
08/02/2013

A NEW VISION OF THE FUTURE IS WITHIN OUR GRASP

A NEW VISION OF THE FUTURE IS WITHIN OUR GRASP Peadar Tóibín TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation   One of the problems […]
08/02/2013

TRUST IN AND LOYALTY TO THE STATE NEED TO BE EARNED

TRUST IN AND LOYALTY TO THE STATE NEED TO BE EARNED Joan Burton TD, Minister for Social Protection   The State has always demanded loyalty from […]
08/02/2013

THE CONSTITUTION’S REPLACEMENT IS DESIRABLE

THE CONSTITUTION’S REPLACEMENT IS DESIRABLE Des O’Malley, former Minister, former Leader of the Progressive Democrats   I feel that I should start by considering the effect […]
07/02/2013

NOT ONLY CORRUPTION BUT TREASON TOO

NOT ONLY CORRUPTION BUT TREASON TOO Justine McCarthy, Sunday Times, Author of “Mary McAleese – the Outsider” and “Deep Deception – Ireland’s Swimming Scandals”   Forgive […]
04/02/2013

THE CORRUPTION OR BROKENNESS OF IRISH POLITICS

THE CORRUPTION OR BROKENNESS OF IRISH POLITICS  Pat Leahy, Political Editor, Sunday Business Post   It has become one of the clichés of modern Irish political […]
04/02/2013

POLITICAL CORRUPTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT BROWN ENVELOPES

POLITICAL CORRUPTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT BROWN ENVELOPES Frank Flannery, Chairman, National Forum on Philanthropy   Politics at its heart is all about one thing – […]
04/02/2013

CREATING A CULTURE OF INTEGRITY

CREATING A CULTURE OF INTEGRITY Senator Averil Power, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Education & Skills  ‘Trust me, I’m a politician’ – there’s a sentence guaranteed to […]
04/02/2013

REFLECTING ON THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA

The 12th Annual John Hume Lecture   REFLECTING ON THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA Eamon Gilmore TD, Leader of the Labour Party, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & […]
31/01/2013

Papers Delivered at MacGill 2012

The following list of papers were delivered at the MacGill Summer School 2012. The 12th Annual John Hume Lecture: REFLECTING ON THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA Eamon Gilmore TD, […]
23/01/2013

Past Speakers

Alphabetical list of past speakers (1981-2014) Gerry Adams TD, President Sinn Féin, deputy for Louth Dr Alan Ahearne, Department of Economics, NUI Galway, member of Central […]
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