A weekend of political thought and discussion


Friday to Sunday, 9-11 September


The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Friday September 9th at 7:30

The international economic crisis – making the periphery pay

Fred Magdoff is a professor emeritus at the University of Vermont and a director of the Monthly Review Foundation. He has written extensively on the financial crisis.


Cllr. Catherine Connolly, Galway City Council and barrister. Back to Top

Saturday September 10th at 11:00

Is Ireland a Democratic Republic?

Sinead Pentony is Head of Policy at the Think Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC).
Kevin McCorry is a solicitor and former Organiser of NICRA.
Harry Browne is a Lecturer in the School of Media, DIT and a former journalist with The Irish Times.


Fionnula Ui Brogain, trade union organiser. Back to Top

Saturday September 10th at 14:30

Ireland and the Eurozone crisis

Anthony Coughlan is Secretary of The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre.
Fabio de Masi is a consultant to the Chief Economist of DIE LINKE in the German Bundestag, Michael Schlecht.


Karen Devine, lecturer and journalist. Back to Top

Sunday September 11th at 11:00

An all Ireland Economic Area: Does it make sense?

Peadar Toibin TD is Sinn Fein TD for Meath West.
Peter Bunting is Assistant General Secretary of the ICTU with responsibility for Northern Ireland.
John Bradley, former Research Professor at the ESRI, who is an international research consultant in the areas of economic development strategies.


Robert Ballagh, President of the Ireland Institute and artist. Back to Top

Sunday September 11th at 14:30

Where is contemporary capitalism going?

Richard Dowthwaite is co-founder of Feasta (the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability).
Kieran Allen is Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology UCD.
Mary Cullen, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies TCD and former Senior Lecturer in Modern History at NUI Maynooth.


Catherine Murphy TD. Back to Top
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