Speakers 2019

27/06/2019

Pearse Doherty TD

Finance spokesperson for Sinn Féin and TD for Donegal South West. A founding member of Ógra Shinn Féin, serving on its National Executive between 1998 and […]
27/06/2019

Jessie Dolliver

Jessie Dolliver, 22, is a Trinity scholar in Botany and an environmental activist. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and was raised in Cork city.  She […]
27/06/2019

Jeffrey Donaldson MP

Sir Jeffrey is Chief Whip of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) at Westminster. He is Northern Ireland’s longest serving current MP.  Born in Kilkeel, Co Down, […]
27/06/2019

Sharon Donnery

Sharon Donnery was appointed Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland for the period running from 1st June to 31st August 2019. She has held […]
27/06/2019

Rowena Dwyer

Rowena Dwyer has been Manager, Policy, Planning & Govt Relations at Enterprise Ireland since 2017. Prior to her taking up this position, she was Chief Economist […]
27/06/2019

Linda Ervine

Linda Ervine is a language rights activist from East Belfast. She is a speaker and supporter of the Irish language and is the project leader of […]
27/06/2019

Pádraic Fogarty

Pádraic Fogarty is an ecologist and campaigns officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust – promoting a restoration of Ireland’s native woodlands, wetlands, oceans and farmland biodiversity. […]
27/06/2019

John Finucane

John Finucane is the Current Mayor of Belfast. A former Westminster candidate John is a long term campaigner for a fully independent public inquiry into the […]
27/06/2019

Professor John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald is an Adjunct Professor in both TCD and UCD, having previously been a Research Professor in the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. […]
27/06/2019

David Gavaghan

Chair of CBI Northern Ireland since January 2016, after previously served as vice chair. Until April 2015, he was Chief Executive of Titanic Quarter Limited – […]
27/06/2019

Tommie Gorman

He has worked for RTÉ News and Current Affairs since 1980. He was Europe Editor from 1989 to 2001 and since then he has been Northern […]
27/06/2019

Paul Gosling

Paul Gosling is a writer, public speaker, broadcaster and researcher. He specialises in the economy, accountancy, co-operatives and government and the public sector. In his most […]
27/06/2019

Dr Brendan Halligan

Chair, Institute of International & European Affairs, former General Secretary of the Labour Party, former Member of Dáil and Seanad Éireann, former lecturer at DIT and […]
27/06/2019

Claire Hanna MLA

Claire has been MLA for South Belfast since 2015 and is SDLP Spokesperson on Brexit and Finance. She chairs All Party Assembly groups on International Development […]
27/06/2019

Dr Katy Hayward

Dr Katy Hayward is Reader in Sociology and a Fellow of the Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security & Justice at Queen’s University Belfast.  A political sociologist, her […]
27/06/2019

Professor Niamh Hourigan

Professor Niamh Hourigan is a sociologist and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. She has conducted research on a range of issues […]
27/06/2019

Professor Brigid Laffan

Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, an inter-disciplinary research centre at the European University Institute. The Centre’s mission […]
27/06/2019

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, President of the Law Reform Commission, graduated from University College Dublin with a B.A. degree in 1968. Subsequently, between 1968 and 1971 […]
27/06/2019

Pat Leahy

Deputy political editor of The Irish Times, he is a frequent contributor to radio and television debates. He is the author of two bestselling books on […]
27/06/2019

Patrick Lenain

Patrick is OECD Assistant Director. He leads a team of economists recommending better policies to the governments of Australia, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Malaysia, […]
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