Speakers 2019

27/06/2019

Maire O’Neill

Prof Maire O’Neill was born in Glenties and attended St Conal’s Comprehensive in the town. She went on to Queen’s University in Belfast where she now […]
27/06/2019

Michelle O’Neill

Michelle O’Neill has been Vice-President of Sinn Féin since 2018 and Leader of Sinn Féin in the in the Northern Ireland Assembly since 2017. She has […]
27/06/2019

Fintan O’Toole

Columnist, assistant editor and drama critic for The Irish Times and was drama critic for the New York Daily News from 1997-2001. Born in Dublin, he was […]
27/06/2019

Carole Pollard

A graduate of Dublin School of Architecture DIT and registered RIAI architect,   she holds a MA in History of Design (NCAD). Publications include Knowing Liam in […]
27/06/2019

H.E. Deike Potzel

Deike Potzel was appointed German Ambassador to Ireland in 2017.  She is an experienced diplomat having served in the Foreign Ministry in Bonn 1995-7 and thereafter […]
27/06/2019

Richard Pym

Chairman of Allied Irish Banks plc since 2014, he is a graduate physicist and a chartered accountant.  He has been both Chairman and Executive Director of […]
27/06/2019

Aidan Regan

Aidan Regan is a lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin (UCD), and director of UCD’s Jean Monnet Centre of […]
27/06/2019

Mary Regan

Mary Regan is a Political Reporter with RTE News and contributes reports and analysis to a wide range of programmes for the broadcaster. From Galway, she has a BA in […]
27/06/2019

Dr Theresa Reidy

Dr Theresa Reidy is a political scientist in the Department of Government at University College Cork where she teaches Irish politics and public finance. He research […]
27/06/2019

Eamon Ryan TD

Leader of the Green Party, he was re-elected to Dáil Éireann in February 2016. He has spent the last twenty years working at the highest policy […]
27/06/2019

Professor Peter Shirlow

Professor Peter Shirlow (FaCSS) is the Director at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies. He was formerly the Deputy Director of the Institute for […]
27/06/2019

John Springford

John Springford is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London. He acted as secretary to the CER’s commission on the economic consequences of […]
27/06/2019

Professor John Sweeney

Emeritus Professor John Sweeney has been at Maynooth University since 1978. A graduate of the University of Glasgow, he has published over 100 scientific papers and […]
27/06/2019

Leo Varadkar TD

Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach on 14 June 2017. Born in Dublin, educated at King’s Hospital School and TCD where he qualified as a medical doctor. […]
27/06/2019

Robert Watt

Robert Watt is Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.  The Department has responsibility for public expenditure policy, capital spending and […]
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