A weekend of political thought and discussion

Friday to Sunday

12-14 September 2014

The Ireland Institute

27 Pearse Street

Dublin 2

Friday 12th September at 7:30 pm

The Ideology of Remembrance: Ireland and the First World War

Brian Hanley - historian, author of A Documentary History of the IRA, 1916-2005 and The Lost Revolution (with Scott Millar).
Michael Quinn - historian, has recently completed a doctorate on Irish-Soviet relations, currently specialising in Ireland and First World War.


Tommy Graham - historian, editor and founder of History Ireland magazine.
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Saturday 13th September at 11.00 am

The Good Friday Agreement today

Anne Cadwallader - journalist, case worker with The Pat Finucane Centre for Human Rights, author of Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland.
Tom McGurk - broadcaster, Sunday Business Post political columnist.
Declan Kearney - National Chairman, Sinn Féin.


Peter Bunting - Assistant General Secretary, ICTU, with responsibility for the Trade Union Movement in Northern Ireland.
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Saturday 13th September at 2.30 pm

Politics and the physical force tradition in Ireland

Tommy McKearney - socialist republican, participant in the 1980 H-Block hunger-strike, Northern organiser for The Independent Workers Union.
Eoin Ó Murchú - journalist and longtime campaigner for Irish sovereignty.
Mícheál Mac Donncha - Sinn Féin Councillor Dublin City Council, former editor An Phoblacht, author of Sinn Féin, A Century of Struggle.


Ruán O'Donnell - historian, University of Limerick, author of Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons 1968-1978 and other books.
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Sunday 14th September at 11.00 am

Imperialism and the national question in Ireland

John Foster - Joint author Red Papers on Scotland; Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, West of Scotland University; Secretary, Scottish Campaign against Euro-Federalism.
Kevin McCorry - People's Movement, former organiser NICRA.
Patricia McKenna - former MEP for Dublin, People's Movement.


Mary Cullen - historian, author of recently published Telling It Our way: Essays In Gender History.
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Sunday 14th September at 2.30 pm

Unionism and the Way Forward

Professor Peter Shirlow - Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen's University Belfast.
Linda Ervine - Irish Language Development Officer for East Belfast; sister-in-law of the late David Ervine.
Owen Bennett - writer.


Helena Sheehan - Professor Emeritus, Dublin City University; author of Irish TV drama, A Society and its Stories.
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