Event Speakers 2019

Marty Morrissey

Marty Morrissey is an Irish sports commentator and television presenter.

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Eileen Dunne

Eileen Dunne is an Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter with RTÉ.

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Caitriona Perry

Caitriona Perry is a multi-award-winning Irish journalist who was based in the US for four years as Washington Correspondent for RTE.

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Eamon Martin

Archbishop Martin is Archbishop of Armagh and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore, Primate of All Ireland, President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Chancellor of the Pontifical University, Maynooth. 

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Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd is an award-winning New York Times journalist and author.

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Jeffrey Donaldson

Jeffrey Donaldson is a Northern Irish politician and Member of Parliament for Lagan Valley representing the Democratic Unionist Party.

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Rachael Rollins

Rachael Rollins is the Suffolk County District Attorney.

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Felix M. Larkin

Felix M. Larkin is a former academic director of the Parnell Summer School, and a co-founder and former chairman of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland.

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Bruce Morrison

Bruce Andrew Morrison is a former Congressman from Connecticut and candidate for Governor of Connecticut. He is a lobbyist and immigration lawyer. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and an officer of the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee.

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Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin TD is the current Leader of Fianna Fáil and the Party’s Spokesperson on Northern Ireland.

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Maurice Bric

Professor Maurice J. Bric is Professor of History at University College, Dublin and is the author of a number of works particularly on Daniel O’Connell.

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Dr Ian d'Alton

Dr Ian d’Alton is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin.

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Ida Milne

Ida Milne is a social historian whose primary research interest lies in the history of infectious disease, looking at its impact on society in a world before vaccination, sanitary improvements and antibiotics.

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Deirdre Nuttall

Deirdre currently lives and works as an independent researcher and as a ghostwriter in Dublin’s historic Liberties area.

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Seamus Mallon

Seamus Mallon is a former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party.

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Dr Thomas Groome

Dr Thomas Groome is a senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College and is the long-serving Director its PhD in Theology and Education.

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Ivana Bacik

Ivana Bacik is a barrister and Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin.

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Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly is an award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in religious and social affairs.

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Stefanie Preissner

Stefanie Preissner is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope.

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Gina London

Gina London is an Emmy winning former CNN correspondent and anchor and international campaign strategist.

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Lauren O’Neill

Lauren O’Neill is a Wexford-born illustrator and NCAD graduate.

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Jenny de Saulles

Jenny de Saulles is Head of Ireland’s Ancient East at Fáilte Ireland.

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Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland.

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Tom Enright

Tom Enright is Chief Executive Officer of Wexford County Council.

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Dr Robert M. Mauro

Dr Robert M. Mauro, PhD is the Executive Director of the Irish Institute and Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.

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Larry Donnelly

Larry Donnelly is a NUI Galway Law Lecturer and Political Commentator.

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Evanne Ní Chuilinn

Evanne Ní Chuilinn is a presenter and reporter on RTÉ’s flagship sports coverage.

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Gearóid Devitt

Gearóid Devitt is the County Secretary/Chief Executive of Wexford GAA.

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Ursula Jacob

Ursula Jacob is a Wexford inter-county camogie player and a multiple winner of All-Star awards.

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Lee Chin

Lee Chin is an Irish hurler who plays for Wexford Senior Championship club Faythe Harriers and at inter-county level with the Wexford senior hurling.

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Sarah O'Shea

Sarah O’ Shea is a qualified solicitor and sports legal consultant.

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Noeline Blackwell

Noeline Blackwell is a human rights lawyer who is Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

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Donncha O’Connell

Donncha O’Connell is an Established Professor of Law at NUI Galway.

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Dr Jennifer Kavanagh

Dr Jennifer Kavanagh is a Lecturer in Law in Waterford Institute of Technology and specialises in Constitutional Law and Electoral Law.

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Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic is Assistant Editor at The Irish Times.

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Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times.

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Peter Murtagh

Peter Murtagh is a reporter with The Irish Times.

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Conor Lenihan

Conor Lenihan had a 14 year career in government finishing up as Minister for Science, Technology & Innovation. In 2015 his book Haughey – Prince of Power published by Blackwater Press entered the Irish bestsellers list.

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Michael Žantovský

Michael Žantovský is a Czech diplomat, politician, author, journalist, lyricist and psychologist.

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Dick Spring

Dick Spring is an Irish businessman and former politician. He was a Labour Party Teachta Dála for the Kerry North from 1981 to 2002. He became leader of the Labour Party in 1982, and held this position until 1997. He served as Minister for the Environment, Minister for Energy and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly is a broadcaster, journalist and doctor. She presents Lunchtime Live on Newstalk daily and is an award-winning columnist with the Sunday Independent.

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Regina Doherty

Regina Doherty TD is the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection

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Jim O’Callaghan

Jim O’Callaghan is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála for the Dublin Bay South constituency since 2016.

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Mick Wallace

Mick Wallace is an Irish Independents 4 Change politician.

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Joan Burton

Joan Burton TD is a very well-known Irish politician who has served her country as Leader of the Labour Party, Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and in a number of ministerial roles – most recently as Minister for Social Protection from 2011 to 2016.

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Michael McDowell

Michael Eoin McDowell is an Irish Independent politician and barrister.

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Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas is one of the most widely syndicated columnists in the US.

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Sarah Elliott

Sarah Elliott is the Chair of Republicans Overseas UK.

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Niall O'Dowd

Niall O’Dowd is the founder of Irish America magazine, Irish Voice newspaper and www.Irish Central.com

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Michael Lonergan

Michael Lonergan is Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC.

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Eileen Whelan

Eileen Whelan is a senior journalist and news anchor at RTÉ.

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Denise O'Leary

Dr Denise O’Leary is Assistant Head of School of Hospitality Management and Tourism.

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