TWENTY-FOURTH DESMOND GREAVES WEEKEND SCHOOL 2012

A weekend of political thought and discussion

from

Friday to Sunday, 14-16 September 2012

at

The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2


Friday 14 September at 7:30 pm

The relevance of Republicanism after 90 years of the Irish State


Mary Murphy, Lecturer in Irish Politics and Society, NUI Maynooth; co-author of Towards the Second Republic: Irish politics after the Celtic Tiger.
Micheál MacAonghusa, Freelance journalist and commentator.

Chair

Tommy McKearney, Organiser, Independent Workers’ Union; journalist, Fourthwrite magazine.

Watch Here:



Back to Top

Saturday 15 September at 11.00 am

National sovereignty and interdependence


Andy Storey, Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD; chairperson of Afri.
Sheila Killian, Head of Department and Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Finance, University of Limerick.
Mick O’Reilly, President, Dublin Council of Trade Unions; former Regional Secretary of Unite.

Chair

Patricia McKenna, political activist, People’s Movement; former MEP.

Watch Here:



Back to Top

Saturday 15 September at 2.30 pm

Towards genuine political democracy


Frank Connolly, Head of Communications, SIPTU; former executive director, The Centre for Public Inquiry.
Bernadette McAliskey, Northern civil rights activist and MP for Mid-Ulster 1969-74; currently coordinator of the South Tyrone Empowerment Programme.
Catherine Murphy TD, Independent Dáil Deputy for Kildare North.

Chair

Maureen O’Sullivan TD, Independent Dáil Deputy for Dublin Central.

Watch Here:



Back to Top

Sunday 16 September at 11.00 am

An economy for the common good


Terence McDonough, Professor of Economics, NUI Galway.
Mary Lou McDonald TD, Vice-President of Sinn Fein and Dáil Deputy for Dublin Central.
Eugene McCartan, General Secretary, Communist Party of Ireland.

Chair

Esther Lynch, Legal and Social Affairs Officer, ICTU.

Watch Here:



Back to Top

Sunday 16 September at 2.30 pm

National independence – what does it mean today?


Nessa Ní Chasaide, Coordinator, Debt and Development Coalition, Ireland.
Conor McCarthy, Lecturer in English, NUI Maynooth, author of Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland 1969-1992.
Desmond Fennell, writer and cultural philosopher; author of The State of the Nation, The revision of European history, Ireland after the end of Western civilization etc.

Chair

Owen Bennett, writer and political analyst.

Watch Here:



Back to Top
School Director: Kevin McCorry| 4 Mulrankin, Bridgetown, Co.Wexford. | +353 86 3150301; +353 53 9175843 | post@greavesschool.com
Copyright © 2009-2017 The Desmond Greaves School