TWENTY-EIGHT DESMOND GREAVES ANNUAL SCHOOL 2016

A weekend of political thought and discussion

Friday to Sunday

9-11 September 2016

The Ireland Institute

27 Pearse Street

Dublin 2


Friday 9th September at 7:30 pm

The 1916 centenary – a critical look


Finbar Cullen - former Director, The Ireland Institute;founding member of After the Rising, Beyond 2016, a new project for democracy, sovereignty and independence.
Sovereignty and the 1916 commemorations: revolution or conservatism?
Ruan O’Donnell - historian,University of Limerick; joint editor of the 16 Lives series on the 1916 leaders and author of the biography of Patrick Pearse in the series.
The challenge of the centenary to historians

Chair

Mary McAuliffe - Lecturer in Gender Studies and Social Justice, UCD; co-author of Richmond Barracks 1916: We were there, 77 women of the Easter Rising.

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Saturday 10th September at 11.00 am

The unfettered control of Irish destinies?


Anthony Coughlan - The National Platform EU Research and Information Centre.
Why Brexit should be accompanied by Irexit
Owen Bennett - writer and political analyst, Greaves School Committee.
The Peace Process and reuniting Ireland

Chair

Thomas Pringle - Independent TD for Donegal.

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Saturday 10th September at 2.30 pm

The ideology of 1916 and its continuing relevance


Professor Priscilla Metscher - University of Oldenburg, author of Republicanism and Socialism in Ireland: from Wolfe Tone to James Connolly.
Dr Jeffrey Leddin - author of thesis on the Irish Citizen Army.

Chair

Frank Keoghan - The People's Movement.

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Sunday 11th September at 11.00 am

Equal opportunities for all its citizens?


Therese Moriarty - author of many studies of Irish trade unionism in the early 20th century.
The Labour movement and the struggle for equality
Mary Cullen - historian, author of Telling It Our Way: Essays in Gender History.
The women’s movement

Chair

Kevin McCorry - Director, Greaves Weekend School.

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Sunday 11th September at 2.30 pm

The right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland?


Andy Storey - Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations,UCD; board member of Afri.
Taking back control?: Irish and European Democracy in the context of the EU crisis
Gareth Murphy - Trade Union Left Forum; writer on debt, the economy, the EU and the struggle for socialism today.
The ownership of Ireland: what does this mean and how do we get there?
Karen Devine - Lecturer in International Relations, DCU.
Ireland in the world today

Chair

Mick O’Reilly - former Regional Secretary, UNITE Trade Union.

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