2016 marks the centenary year of the Easter rising in Dublin and this event will explore where Irish society now finds itself when the realities for people and communities today are set alongside the aspirations and avowed ideals of that time. Speakers:
Patrick Murphy, Irish News columnist, viewing things from north of the border will offer his own inimitable take on the subject,
Chris Moore journalist, will approach the subject through the lens of the Kincora scandal contrasting it with the ideal of the 1916 Proclamation which spoke of “cherishing all of the children of the nation equally”,
Geraldine Dunne, Dublin Southside Travellers Action Group, will speak from a traveller perspective on her community’s place in modern Ireland.
The event will be chaired by journalist and political commentator Paul McFadden