Category: Lectures

Tish Gibbons

Organising in the Shadow of the Law

Tish Gibbons works as a researcher with SIPTU’s Strategic Organising Department and leads up its innovative Educate to Organise programme. She was a union organiser with SIPTU from 1997 to 2008 and will address the above topic at this year’s summer school. Tish has worked in the Irish […]

Justine McCarthy

Greed is Good for Nothing

Justine McCarthy will address the above topic at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Monday August 1st August 2016. Justine is from Bandon, Co Cork and was educated at the Ursuline convent in Blackrock.   Her father and grand-father were councillors and her immersion in a […]

Dr. Margaret O'Keeffe

Water – a Human Right

  Under the subtitle “Renewing Our Faith in (Strong) Democracy – Lessons from the Water Protests!” Dr. Margaret O’Keeffe will speak on this very topical issue at the Maldron Hotel, on Friday, 31st July at 2pm. Dr. O’Keeffe, who lectures in Community Development at the Department of Social […]

Tony Benn (1925-2014)

Tony Benn – an appreciation

  By Chris Mullin During his long political career Tony Benn went through many incarnations: pillar of the Labour establishment, Cabinet minister, tabloid bogeyman, and serial dissident…national treasure.  Former Labour minister and fellow diarist, Chris Mullin, for 35 years one of one of Benn’s closest friends,offers a sympathetic […]