31/10/2016

An Garda Síochána – Investment in Training and Education is Vital

An Garda Síochána – Investment in Training and Education is Vital Jim O’Callaghan, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice & Equality 1. Preliminary Since the foundation of […]
25/10/2016

Transforming the Garda Síochána into a modern, efficient and effective police service – The Garda Inspectorate view

Transforming the Garda Síochána into a modern, efficient and effective police service – The Garda Inspectorate view Robert Olson, Chief Inspector of An Garda Síochána Inspectorate, […]
13/10/2016

Why is An Garda Síochána so impervious to reform?

Why is An Garda Síochána so impervious to reform? Conor Brady, former Editor of the Irish Times, former Commissioner of GSOC, author of major works on […]
30/09/2016

Are We Getting Value for our Healthcare Buck?

Are We Getting Value for our Healthcare Buck? Susan Mitchell, Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post I wish to thank Joe Mulholland for his invitation to […]
29/09/2016

An Expensive and Dysfunctional Health Service

An Expensive and Dysfunctional Health Service Dr Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Sligo University Hospital We are here to celebrate memory of Patrick McGill who […]
26/09/2016

We Need to Move from a Reactive to a Proactive Approach to Health Service Reform

We Need to Move from a Reactive to a Proactive Approach to Health Service Reform Phelim Quinn, Chief Executive of the Health Information & Quality Authority […]
20/09/2016

Protecting older people’s human rights

Protecting older people’s human rights Maeve O’Rourke, Human Rights Lawyer In 1988, there was a Government working party, In 2002, there was a working group, In […]
18/09/2016

Can Extended Working Lives Enhance the Sustainability of Social Programmes?

Can Extended Working Lives Enhance the Sustainability of Social Programmes? Professor Alan Barrett, Director, Economic & Social Resarch Institute (ESRI) 1. Introduction It is now well-understood […]
18/09/2016

Simply complicated – Creative and positive responses to the bizarre phenomenon of ageism: the strange case of prejudice against the older you

Simply complicated – Creative and positive responses to the bizarre phenomenon of ageism: the strange case of prejudice against the older you Professor Des O’Neill, Specialist […]
16/09/2016

What we don’t talk about when talking about the housing crisis

What we don’t talk about when talking about the housing crisis Dr Lorcan Sirr, lecturer DIT, visiting Professor of Housing, U.R.V, Spain INTRODUCTION Housing – or […]
16/09/2016

Income Inequality in Ireland

Income Inequality in Ireland Donal de Buitleir, Director, PublicPolicy.ie Introduction ‘So distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough’ King Lear, Act 4, Scene 1 […]
15/09/2016

Rekindling The Spirit Of Idealism

REKINDLING THE SPIRIT OF IDEALISM Dr Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection Introduction In 2014 – when I was Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport […]
13/09/2016

Climate Change – We Have So Far Failed The Test

CLIMATE CHANGE – WE HAVE SO FAR FAILED THE TEST Senator Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party This debate asks us if we’re ‘facing up’ to the challenge […]
06/09/2016

Ireland’s Strong Record of Educational Expansion

IRELAND’S STRONG RECORD OF EDUCATIONAL EXPANSION Tony Fahey, Professor of Social Policy, University College Dublin My talk today could be thought of as a contradiction of […]
02/09/2016

Home-builders and Building Contractors need support

Home-builders and Building Contractors need support Tom Parlon, Director-General, Construction Industry Federation I’ll start by disagreeing with the topic of this discussion. We don’t need a […]
02/09/2016

We opted to be part of the European revival, not its disintegration

We opted to be part of the European revival, not its disintegration Colum Eastwood MLA, Leader of the SDLP Thank you for your welcome. It is […]
01/09/2016

We have the Resources and Skills to shape our future

We have the Resources and Skills to shape our future Gerard O’Neill, CEO, AMARACH The Nostalgia Gap It’s always a pleasure to be back in Donegal, […]
01/09/2016

In The Wake Of Brexit there will be Major Challenges Ahead

In The Wake Of Brexit there will be Major Challenges Ahead An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD When we look back in time I am sure that […]
29/08/2016

We must avoid further undermining of the social contract and the trust it depends on

We must avoid further undermining of the social contract and the trust it depends on Dr Maureen Gaffney, Chair, Nat. Economic & Social Forum, Writer and […]
28/08/2016

The capacity of Irish Water to further undermine trust in our politics has not gone away

The capacity of Irish Water to further undermine trust in our politics has not gone away Noel Whelan, Barrister and Political Analyst The introduction of water […]
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