2021 Event Speakers

Donie O’Sullivan

Based in New York City, O’Sullivan is a top expert in his field whose work primarily focuses on the real-world effects of online misinformation and

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Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher is the Irish Times’ Crime Correspondent. He was previously a reporter with CCC.Nuacht, the news agency covering the criminal courts in Dublin. He

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Sinead McSweeney

Sinead McSweeney leads both Twitter’s Public Policy and Communications team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as serving as the Managing Director of Twitter’s operations in Ireland.

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Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney is a proud Irish American and a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received

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William Keilthy

William Keilthy, a native of New Ross, is a retired business executive who held senior management roles in Glanbia Foods  before setting up his own

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Prof. Luke O’Neill

Luke A.J. O’Neill Title: Professor (Chair of Biochemistry) Affiliations: School of Biochemistry and Immunology Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Email: laoneill@tcd.ie EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS 1985: Awarded

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Orla O’Donnell

Órla O’Donnell has been RTÉ’s legal affairs correspondent since 2006 and has reported on almost every high profile court case since then. She has reported

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Frank Greaney

Frank Greaney is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. As Courts Correspondent for Newstalk and Today FM, he has covered some of the most shocking cases

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Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has been the Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland since 2017. Paul is leading Fáilte  Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, through the deepest crisis ever for

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Brian O’Donovan

Brian O’Donovan is RTÉ’s Washington Correspondent, a position he has held since January 2018. During his time in the US, Brian has covered some of

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Mary Regan

Mary Regan is an Irish journalist. She is currently a political reporter for RTÉ News. She formerly held the role of political editor with UTV

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Vivienne Traynor

Vivienne Traynor is an Irish journalist and presenter with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), where she has been a relief presenter for the One O’Clock News

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Mairead Farrell

Mairéad Farrell is a Sinn Féin TD since the 2020 General Election representing the Galway West and South Mayo. She is also the party’s spokesperson

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Dr. Mary C. Murphy

Dr Mary C. Murphy holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and is a lecturer in politics with the Department of Government and Politics,

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Tommie Gorman

During his 41 years with RTE Tommie Gorman developed a reputation for telling complex stories in an accessible, sensitive way. He covered national and international

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Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern retired as Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) in May 2008 having enjoyed the unique distinction in modern Irish politics of being the first person

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Neasa Hourigan

Neasa Hourigan is the Green Party TD for Dublin Central (formally councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin). Neasa is the Green Party Finance & Health Spokesperson. She has

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Ken Murphy

When Ken Murphy announced his retirement with effect from March 2021, after 26 years in office, the Atticus column in the Sunday Times described him

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Eamonn Hore

Eamonn Hore studied Civil Engineering at University College Dublin graduating with a B.E. in 1979. He then studied Computers for Engineers at Trinity College Dublin

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Bryan Dobson

Bryan David Dobson is an Irish journalist, newscaster and presenter with RTÉ in Ireland. He currently presents the RTÉ: News at One. He previously presented

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Brendan Boyle

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle was born and raised in the city of Philadelphia. The son of an immigrant, Congressman Boyle’s father was a janitor for

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Jenifer Whitmore

“Jennifer Whitmore was elected TD for Wicklow in 2020 and is the Social Democrats Spokesperson for Climate and Biodiversity, Children and Communications. Jennifer qualified with

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Suzanne Lynch

POLITICO Europe today announced that Suzanne Lynch and Jakob Hanke Vela will helm the Brussels Playbook newsletter as of September 2021. Suzanne was the Europe

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