An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin TD Leader of Fianna Fáil will be interviewed by the Executive Director of the Irish Institute and Global Leadership Institute at Boston College and Co-Director of the Kennedy Summer School Dr Robert M. Mauro on Friday, September 6th at the seventh annual Kennedy Summer School in New Ross County Wexford.
Micheál Martin TD is set to take to the stage to deliver an address at 12.30 at the Kennedy Summer School Speakers Lunch which will be hosted by Boston College at the JFK Arboretum and Memorial Park. Delegates and guests will be very anxious to hear what Micheál Martin as Leader of the Opposition has to say about topical political events including Budget 2020 which will take place 4 weeks later. His address will also no doubt focus on the finalisation of the Brexit negotiations including their implications for the timing of a General Election in Ireland. Afterwards his speech he will participate in a public interview with Dr Mauro.
Later in the afternoon, An Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar will take to the stage at St Michael’s Theatre at 7.15 pm on Friday 6th September. The Taoiseach will make a short address and also participate in a public interview with Dr Mauro. In the past, Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen have both addressed the Kennedy Summer School, but this is the first time that a serving Taoiseach will participate in the Summer School.
The annual Kennedy Summer School is set to host a number of expert discussions and is billed as ‘A Festival of Irish and American, History, Politics and Culture’. There will be over 50 guest speakers participating over three days on a wide range of different subjects and organisers say that Brexit and Ireland’s relationship with the U.S. will feature prominently. Events will take place from September 5th to 7th in New Ross County Wexford.
There will be a series of public interviews including an audience with distinguished New York Times columnist, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and author of three New York Times bestsellers, Maureen Dowd, Former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Seamus Mallon, Archbishop Eamon Martin, former Congressman and classmate of Bill and Hillary Clinton Bruce Morrison, Stefanie Preissner, Dick Spring, Mick Wallace, Joan Burton, Michael McDowell and more Politicians, News correspondents, authors and leading global academics and many more will all partake in the 2019 Kennedy Summer School.