Desmond Greaves Annual School 2014

Event: Twenty-sixth  Desmond Greaves Annual School 2014
Date: 12-14 September 2014 September 11, 2014
Venue: The Ireland Institute,  27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Friday 12 September at 7:30pm, The Ideology of Remembrance – Ireland and the First World War


Chair: Tommy Graham - Historian, Editor and founder of History Ireland magazine.

Brian Hanley - Historian, author of A Documentary History of the IRA, 1916-2005 and (with Scott Millar) The Lost Revolution.

Michael Quinn - Historian, has recently completed a doctorate on Irish-Soviet relations and is currently specialising in Ireland and the First World War.

Saturday 13 September at 11:00am, The Good Friday Agreement today


Chair: Peter Bunting - Assistant General Secretary ICTU, with responsibility for co-ordinating the Trade Union Movement in Northern Ireland.

Anne Cadwallader - Journalist, case worker with The Pat Finucane Centre for Human Rights, author of Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland.

Tom McGurk - Broadcaster, Sunday Business Post columnist.

Declan Kearney - National Chairperson, Sinn Féin.

Saturday 13 September at 2:30pm,  Politics and the physical force tradition in Ireland


Chair: Ruán O’Donnell - Historian, University of Limerick, author of Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 1: 1968-1978 and other books.

Tommy McKearney - Socialist republican, participant in the 1980 H-Block hunger strike, Author of The Provisional IRA: From Insurrection to Parliament, Northern organiser for the Independent Workers Union.

Eoin Ó Murchú - Journalist, longtime campaigner for Irish sovereignty.

Mícheál MacDonncha - Sinn Féin Councillor Dublin City Council; former editor of An Phoblacht, author of Sinn Féin, A Century of Struggle.

Sunday 14 September at 11:00am, Imperialism and the national question in Ireland


Chair: Mary Cullen - Historian, author of recently published Telling It Our Way: Essays In Gender History.

John Foster - Joint author Red Papers on Scotland; Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, West of Scotland University; Secretary, Scottish Campaign against Euro-Federalism.

Kevin McCorry - People’s Movement, former organiser NICRA.

Patricia McKenna - People’s Movement, former MEP for Dublin.

Sunday 14 September at 2:30pm, Unionism and the Way Forward


Chair: Helena Sheehan - Professor Emeritus, Dublin City University; author of Irish Television Drama, A Society and its Stories.

Professor Peter Shirlow - Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast.

Linda Ervine - Irish Language Development Officer for East Belfast; sister-in-law of the late David Ervine.

Owen Bennett, Writer and commentator.

For further information, contact Frank Keoghan, Director, at 087–2308330.

1 comment:

  1. looks like an event worth going to for those who have the time.