03/09/2017

Richard Pym

THE LONG TERM PROSPECTS FOR IRELAND IN AN EU WITHOUT BRITAIN REMAIN GOOD Richard Pym, Chairperson, Allied Irish Bank (AIB), former Group CEO of Alliance & […]
03/09/2017

David Gavaghan

IT IS TIME TO FORGE MORE CARING AND MORE TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS David Gavaghan, Chairperson, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) N.I.   Arriving in Enniskerry in early […]
01/09/2017

Seán Donlon

NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT OR MORE URGENT THAN THE HEALING OF DIVISIONS Seán Donlon, former diplomat and former Secretary-General, Dept of Foreign Affairs   There have […]
30/08/2017

Mary Lou McDonald TD

A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF IRELAND IS NEEDED Mary Lou McDonald TD, Vice-President of Sinn Fein   Brexit has created a constitutional […]
29/08/2017

Fergal O’Brien

COPING WITH BREXIT: INVESTING IN NEW CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS A MUST Fergal O’Brien, Director of Policy and Chief Economist, IBEC   Introduction Brexit presents one of […]
29/08/2017

Pat Rabbitte

OUR DEMOCRACY IS FACING NEW CHALLENGES Pat Rabbitte, columnist, Sunday Business Post, former leader, Labour Party, former Minister                                     We are invited in this session to […]
29/08/2017

Bill Emmott

THE GROWING DISAFFECTION FOR THE EUROPEAN PROJECT: HOW TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?   Bill Emmott, Editor-in-chief of The Economist 1993-2006, author of ‘The Fate of the […]
27/08/2017

Martin D. Shanahan

WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE USA AND THE UK, THE THREATS TO IRELAND’S ECONOMY HAVE INCREASED Martin D. Shanahan, Chief Executive, Industrial Development Authority (IDA)   Introduction […]
26/08/2017

Paschal Donohoe TD

Brexit, the Budget and Walking the Line Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance and Public Service & Reform   INTRODUCTION I might start by saying, without […]
26/08/2017

Prof Mary Daly

A WELL FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC SECTOR NEEDED MORE THAN EVER Prof Mary Daly, President of the Royal Irish Academy, Emeritus professor of History, UCD   […]
23/08/2017

Pat Leahy

WE NEED TO MAKE OUR POLITICS, NEW OR OLD, WORK BETTER Pat Leahy, Political Editor, The Irish Times   This time last year I stood before […]
13/08/2017

Prof Gary Murphy

Prof Gary Murphy, School of Government & Law, DCU   Where now for Ireland after the last decade of austerity and the electoral consequences of that […]
07/08/2017

Michael C. Murphy

Michael C. Murphy Lt Col. (Retd.), Former Deputy Director Military Intelligence, Irish Defence Forces,   I will focus on Ireland within the EU and present to […]
07/08/2017

Ben Tonra

Ben Tonra, Professor of International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations   In view of the contemporary security environment, protecting EU citizens and European […]
06/08/2017

Sir Julian King

Sir Julian King, EU Commissioner for the Security Union   It is an honour and indeed a great pleasure for me to be at the MacGill […]
06/08/2017

Alan Dukes

 Alan Dukes, Economist, former Minister for Finance, former leader of Fine Gael   The only certainties about Brexit that I can see are that: it will […]
04/08/2017

Pat Cox

Pat Cox, former President, European Parliament, president of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe   Some of the answers to the question of certainties, uncertainties and […]
23/11/2016

Can we fulfil the promise of the Republic?

Can we fulfil the promise of the Republic? Gary Gannon, Social Democrat Party, Councillor for Dublin North Inner City When we think of 1916 and all […]
18/11/2016

Culture is not an extra, an add-on

Culture is not an extra, an add-on Alice Maher, Artist The reason we are here today, and have been all week, discussing ideas, is because of […]
31/10/2016

Effective policing in which the public has confidence is essential in a democracy

Effective policing in which the public has confidence is essential in a democracy Josephine Feehily, Chairperson Policing Authority Introduction Members of the public, civil society groups […]
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