A weekend of political thought and discussion

Friday to Sunday

11-13 September 2015

The Ireland Institute

27 Pearse Street


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.


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.

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.


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.


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”.


Bookings and Admission

Full School €25

Individual sessions €6

Students/unwaged half-price.