A weekend of political thought and discussion

Friday to Sunday

11-13 September 2015

The Ireland Institute

27 Pearse Street

Dublin 2

Bookings and Admission

Friday 11th September at 7:30 pm

The Disunited United Kingdom: dilemmas for British and Irish politics

Allan Armstrong - member of the Radical Independence Campaign, Scotland, and the Scottish Left Project; author of "From Davitt to Connolly" and "The Ghost of James Connolly", contributor to "Unstated - Writers on Scottish Independence".
Declan Kearney - National Chairperson of Sinn Fein, editor of "Uncomfortable Conversations: an Initiative for Dialogue".


Mick Carty - General Secretary, Connolly Association, London; National policy officer RMT Trade Union.
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Saturday 12th September at 11.00 am

EU Foreign and Security Policy: Ireland and the new Cold War with Russia

Horst Teuber - German foreign policy analyst, editor of
Roger Cole - Chairman, Peace and Neutrality Alliance.
Niall Farrell - Galway Alliance Against War.


Patricia McKenna - former Green MEP for Dublin.
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Saturday 12th September at 2.30 pm

The economic crisis and the Irish media

Julien Mercille - School of Geography and Planning, UCD, author of "Media Coverage of the European economic crisis: the case of Ireland".
Harry Browne - School of Media Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology, journalist and activist.


Dr Mary Murphy - Lecturer in Irish Politics and Society, NUI Maynooth.
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Sunday 13th September at 11.00 am

International financial feudalism: TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)

Paul Murphy TD - Dublin South-West, Anti-Austerity Alliance.
Frank Keoghan - President, Technical Engineering and Electrical Union.
Joseph Jamison - former research officer AFL-CIO, New York.


Siobhán O'Donoghue - Founding Director of Uplift, civic society activist.
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Sunday 13th September at 2.30 pm

Inter-imperialist rivalry and World War 1: Britain's role

Gerry Docherty - author of "Hidden History: the secret origins of the First World War"(with Jim Macgregor).
Dr Tommy Graham - historian, Editor and founder of "History Ireland" magazine.


Mary Cullen - historian, author of "Telling it Our Way:essays in gender history".
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Bookings and Admission

Full School €25
Individual sessions €6
Students/unwaged half-price.
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How to get there

The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, is along the north side of Trinity College in the centre of Dublin. It is the former home and family business place of the 1916 leaders Patrick and Willie Pearse. The Weekend School is held in the new hall at the back of the building.

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