Kennedy Summer School

2018 Event Speakers

David McCullagh

David McCullagh is a journalist with RTÉ. After 12 years as Political Correspondent, he became a presenter on Prime Time in 2013.

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Sinéad Burke

Sinéad Burke is an Irish writer, academic and broadcaster, popular for her TED talk on ‘Why design should include everyone’.

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Gina London

Gina London is an Emmy winning former CNN correspondent and anchor and international campaign strategist who has recently permanently relocated to Ireland.

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Charlie Wolf

Charlie Wolf is a London-based American broadcaster, writer, commentator and political and social analyst. He has lived in the UK and Ireland for over 30 years.

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Chris Greene

Chris Greene is a broadcaster with RTÉ 2fm and a media producer/presenter who has worked with national and international T.V stations like Channel 4, RTÉ 2 and Yahoo!

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John Hume Jnr.

John has 20 years experience working with EU institutions and specialises in managing pan-European media and political campaigns.

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Prof. Richard Aldous

Richard Aldous ​is ​a ​​professor of history at Bard College, New York, where he holds the Eugene Meyer Chair. He previously taught for fifteen years​ at UCD​.

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Davy Fitzgerald

David “Davy” Fitzgerald is an Irish hurling manager and former player. He managed the Clare senior team from 2011 until 2016 when he took over as the Wexford manager.

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Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála for the Cork South–Central constituency since the 2007 general election.

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Róisín Shortall

Róisín Shortall is a Social Democrats T.D. for Dublin North West. She was first elected to the Dáil in 1992 and was re-elected at every election since.

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Lisa Jacob

Lisa Jacob is from Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. She finished her Irish senior hockey career having played 139 times, and then joined the Irish Women’s 7s Squad for over a year.

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Lynn Ruane

Lynn Ruane was elected to Seanad Eireann in 2016 and is a member of the Civil Engagement Group of independent Senators.

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Alison Meagher

Alison Meagher holds a Phd from the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University, Belfast.

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