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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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