27/08/2016

Will we have Better Politics, a more Successful Democracy and a Better Government?

Will we have Better Politics, a more Successful Democracy and a Better Government? Pat Leahy, Deputy Political Editor, The Irish Times I will talk in a […]
26/08/2016

Why we need “New Politics”

Why We Need “New Politics” Stephen Donnelly TD, Social Democrats I’d like to start from the following premise: Ireland is a fantastic country. We are a […]
25/08/2016

Significant Government Functions could be devolved to Local Government Systems

Significant Government Functions could be devolved to Local Government Systems Frank Flannery, Political analyst, former Director of Strategy, Fine Gael This is a very wide topic […]
25/08/2016

New Politics is not just AN OPTION, it is the ONLY OPTION

New Politics is not just AN OPTION, it is the ONLY OPTION Noel Dempsey, former Fianna Fáil minister It is my contention that “New Politics” is […]
22/08/2016

The 16th Annual John Hume Lecture

The 16th Annual John Hume Lecture Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fáil The Need for Political Reform in Ireland is not some vague, elitist idea […]
06/12/2015

The Need for Risk-Taking

           The Official opening of the 35th Annual MacGill Summer School   The Need for Risk-Taking H.E. Kevin O’Malley, US Ambassador to Ireland   Our theme […]
06/12/2015

Our Mental Health – a Cause for Hope or Despair?

Our Mental Health – a Cause for Hope or Despair? Dr Patrick Devitt, former MHC Inspector of Mental Health Services, author of “Suicide – A Major […]
03/12/2015

Have We Thought Strategically Rather Than Tactically About Economic Stabilisation Policy?

Have We Thought Strategically Rather Than Tactically About Economic Stabilisation Policy? Rossa White, Chief Economist, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)   Introduction Four years ago, almost […]
30/11/2015

Alcohol and Mental Health in Ireland

Alcohol and Mental Health in Ireland Prof Ian Robertson, Trinity College Dublin A few weeks ago, I was sitting outside of a pub enjoying a warm […]
30/11/2015

We Need to Ramp Up the Use of All Renewables

We Need to Ramp Up the Use of All Renewables Oisin Coghlan, Director of Friends of the Earth   We’ve been asked to address the question […]
30/11/2015

We Need to Create a Drive for Zero Emissions

We Need to Create a Drive for Zero Emissions John Mullins, Founding CEO, Amarenco Solar, former CEO, Bord Gais   I would like to thank the […]
20/11/2015

The Transition from Dirty to Clean Fuels – A Combination of Vision and Pragmatism is Needed

The Transition from Dirty to Clean Fuels – A Combination of Vision and Pragmatism is Needed Dr Eddie O’Connor, Founding CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power   The […]
16/11/2015

How to Ensure Water Supply to Future Generations

HOW TO ENSURE WATER SUPPLY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS? Michael McNicholas, Group CEO, Ervia   INTRODUCTION The question posed to the speakers today is how we ensure […]
17/10/2015

Idealism and Realism in Equal Measure

IDEALISM AND REALISM IN EQUAL MEASURE Joan Burton TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection.    I’ll start tonight with a confession. When I was a […]
14/10/2015

We Need New Economic Thinking, New Ideas and an Honest Approach

We Need New Economic Thinking, New Ideas and an  Honest Approach Pádraig MacLochlainn TD, Sinn Fein spokesperson of Justice & Equality   INTRODUCTION The theme – […]
28/09/2015

Put Conservation, Fairness and Investment at the Heart of Our Water System

Put Conservation, Fairness and Investment at the Heart of Our Water System Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green Party, former Minister for Communications, Energy & natural […]
28/09/2015

The Abolition of Water Charges is Affordable

The Abolition of Water Charges is Affordable Pearse Doherty TD, Sinn Fein spokesperson on Finance   Introduction of Household Water Charges The introduction of household water […]
28/09/2015

Put the Interests of Citizens at the Centre of Policy Planning

Put the Interests of Citizens at the Centre of Policy Planning Dr Jane Suiter, lecturer in Politics, Dublin City University   Over the past seven years […]
27/09/2015

Irish Water Should Be Abolished

Irish Water Should Be Abolished Barry Cowen TD, Fianna Fail spokesperson on the Environment & Local Government   The turbulent tale of Irish Water has at […]
27/09/2015

There Are Always Reforms To Be Made

There Are Always Reforms To Be Made Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality You all know the old question and answer: Question:     […]
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