A weekend of political thought and discussion

Friday to Sunday

11-13 September 2015

The Ireland Institute

27 Pearse Street

Dublin 2

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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