Friday 11th September, 7:30
The Race to the Bottom in an EU Context
is General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)
which supported the Lisbon Treaty in the last referendum.
Eamon Devoy is Gen Sec Designate of the Technical, Engineering and Electrical
Union (TEEU) which opposes the Lisbon Treaty.
is General President of the Services, Industrial and Technical
Union (SIPTU) which did not take a position on Lisbon at the last referendum.
Saturday 12th September, 11:00
Neo-liberal agenda in Ireland
is a former Belfast city councillor and editor of Left Republican
Review who has served as the party's director of European Affairs in Brussels. He
is author of the recently published Sinn Féin and the Politics of Left Republicanism.
is an award - winning journalist and broadcaster and recently
author of Emergency - Irish Hospitals in Chaos.
is a lecturer in the School of Politics & International Relations
at UCD. He is Chairperson of Afri, an organisation committed to the promotion of
global justice and peace.
Michael Quinn is Chairman, North Kildare branch of the Peoples Movement.
Saturday 12th September, 2:30
Remembering 1969: memory and history
has written extensively on Republicanism. He lectures in the
department of history, Queens University Belfast and is the author of a forthcoming
book on the Official IRA.
was formerly a prominent member of the Official Republican Movement.
Sunday September 13th, 11:00
Women and the EU.
is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Justice, Women's
Studies Centre, UCD. She represents Ireland on the EU Gender and Employment Research
is a senior lecturer in sociology and social policy at Trinity
College Dublin and Director of the M.Sc. in Applied Social Research.
Deirdre Uí Bhrógáin
is a member of the National Executive Committee of the
Communist Party of Ireland.
served for ten years as an MEP and is Chairperson
of the People's Movement.
Sunday 13th September, 2:30
The International Financial Crisis: What can Governments do?
is Senior lecturer in the School of Sociology at UCD. He is
the author of, among other works; The Corporate Takeover of Ireland, (2007) and
The Celtic Tiger: The Myth of Social Partnership (2000).
headed the No2EU list in Scotland in the recent EU elections.
He lectures in economics and recently published 'The Politics of Britain's Economic
Prof. Ray Kinsella
is Director of the Centre for Insurance Studies, at the
Smurfit Business School, UCD. He is widely published in the areas of financial institutions,
insurance and corporate governance. He was previously an economist at the Central
Bank of Ireland and Economic Advisor to the Minister for Trade.
is an economist by training and a journalist by profession. He
is a former business editor of the Irish Independent, the Sunday Independent and
of the Irish Press Group. He also writes and broadcasts on personal finance issues.