17/04/2013

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM HAS HUGE POTENTIAL TO HAVE IMPACT

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM HAS HUGE POTENTIAL TO HAVE IMPACT Dr Eoin O’Malley, Lecturer in Irish Politics at School of Law & Government, DCU   Since coming […]
13/03/2013

PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY FOR IRELAND

PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY FOR IRELAND Patrick Lenain, OECD [1]   After four years of decisive efforts to reform and rebalance the economy, signs of a recovery […]
07/03/2013

MOVING FROM BLEAK FAILURE TO A BRIGHT FUTURE – CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES IN IRELAND

MOVING FROM BLEAK FAILURE TO A BRIGHT FUTURE -CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES IN IRELAND Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs        […]
07/03/2013

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE PUT OUR CHILDREN FIRST

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE PUT OUR CHILDREN FIRST Norah Gibbons, Director of Advocacy, Barnardos   On 28th September 1992, Ireland ratified the UN Convention on […]
07/03/2013

PUTTING THE CITIZEN AT THE CENTRE OF PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM AND TAMING THE VESTED INTERESTS

PUTTING THE CITIZEN AT THE CENTRE OF PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM AND TAMING THE VESTED INTERESTS Madeleine Clarke, Founding Director of Genio, former Deputy CEO, Barnardos   […]
27/02/2013

THE SURVIVAL OF THE EURO REQUIRES FISCAL UNION AND MORE

THE SURVIVAL OF THE EURO REQUIRES FISCAL UNION AND MORE Professor Brigid Laffan, University College Dublin   Introduction The global financial crisis posed a series of […]
25/02/2013

PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM – THE BALANCE SHEET

  PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM — THE BALANCE SHEET Patricia King, Vice-President, SIPTU   A considerable amount of heat but not too much light has been generated […]
21/02/2013

NEED FOR CHANGE IN THINKING ON EUROPEAN FISCAL UNION

NEED FOR CHANGE IN THINKING ON EUROPEAN FISCAL UNION Alan W. Gray, Chairman of London Economics, Managing Partner of Indecon Economic Consultants   Introduction As we […]
21/02/2013

WE NEED A FEDERATION OF STATES BUILT ON DIVERSITY

WE NEED A FEDERATION OF STATES BUILT ON DIVERSITY Lucinda Creighton TD, Minister of State for European Affairs   The Eurozone crisis is complex, that’s no […]
21/02/2013

THE MEDIA HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO DEMOCRACY

THE MEDIA HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO DEMOCRACY Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport   We have experienced massive upheaval in our economy with […]
18/02/2013

THE MEDIA – AT ONCE DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

THE MEDIA — AT ONCE DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE Michael Heney, former RTE current affairs reporter/producer   Macbeth said famously of life that it was…. […]
18/02/2013

THE ROLE OF QUALITY JOURNALISM IN OUR DEMOCRACY

THE ROLE OF QUALITY JOURNALISM IN OUR DEMOCRACY Kevin O’Sullivan, Editor, The Irish Times   The perfect storm ‑ a sharp economic downturn in many countries […]
16/02/2013

TIMES WILL BE ROUGH BUT IRELAND WILL PULL THROUGH

TIMES WILL BE ROUGH BUT IRELAND WILL PULL THROUGH Professor Karl Whelan, School of Economics, University College Dublin   I’ll first talk about debt and its […]
15/02/2013

WE MUST MOVE BEYOND CRISIS MANAGEMENT

WE MUST MOVE BEYOND CRISIS MANAGEMENT John Moran, Secretary-General, Department of Finance   Developments in the Irish economy are, now more than ever, a key concern […]
13/02/2013

OUR SOCIETY NEEDS FUNDAMENTAL POLITICAL REFORMS

OUR SOCIETY NEEDS FUNDAMENTAL POLITICAL REFORMS Micheál Martin TD, Leader of Fianna Fail   I think it is important to begin with the simple statement that […]
13/02/2013

BAD GOVERNANCE BROUGHT US TO OUR KNEES

  BAD GOVERNANCE BROUGHT US TO OUR KNEES John McGuinness TD, former Minister of State, Chairman Public Accounts Committee   There can be no doubt that […]
13/02/2013

DRIVING A RADICALLY DIFFERENT PUBLIC SERVICE

DRIVING A RADICALLY DIFFERENT PUBLIC SERVICE Dr Paul Haran, Principal of College of Business & Law UCD, former Secretary-General, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment It […]
12/02/2013

THE DRIVE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE PUBLIC GOVERNANCE

THE DRIVE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE PUBLIC GOVERNANCE Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform   None of us can escape from the challenges […]
11/02/2013

LOCAL GOVERNMENT – RIPE FOR GENUINE REFORM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT – RIPE FOR GENUINE REFORM Dr Brid Quinn, University of Limerick   As someone whose personal roots are in community development and whose professional […]
10/02/2013

INSTITUTIONAL REFORM: NECESSITY OR DISTRACTION?

INSTITUTIONAL REFORM: NECESSITY OR DISTRACTION? John Coakley, School of Politics and International Relations UCD   INTRODUCTION Since the onset of the economic crisis, and in particular […]
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