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Banter In Conversation with Stephen Donnelly
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:00 – 20:30 IST
There are as many reasons why someone decides to become a public representative as there are men and women in Leinster House. Before 2011, Stephen Donnelly worked as a project manager and consultant for companies like Transport for London and McKinsey and Company.
That year, he decided to stand for election to Dail Eireann and was elected as an independent first-time TD for Wicklow. Five years later, he was re-elected, this time as a founding member of the Social Democracts, the party he subsequently left. A year on from that election, Donnelly has joined Fianna Fail and is now the party’s
spokesperson on Brexit.
Deputy Donnelly joins us at Banter to talk about why he got involved in politics in the first place, the lessons he learned during that first spell in Dáil Eireann, his time with the Social Democrats, the move to Fianna Fail and what comes next for a man who is most definitely no longer an accidental politician.
Banter’s conversation with Stephen Donnelly TD takes place at Wigwam (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1), on Thursday April 27. Doors open at 6pm and the interview, followed by an audience Q&A, starts at 6.30pm.
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