Beyond "Stroke" Politics: Local Government in Twenty-First Century Ireland

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Beyond "Stroke" Politics: Local Government in Twenty-First Century Ireland

An event to celebrate 15 years of the Politics programme at the Department of Sociology, Maynooth University

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Maynooth University TSI Building, North Campus Room 2.10, 2nd Floor Maynooth Ireland

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About this event

Seminar: 5pm to 6.30pm chaired by Professor Mary Murphy (Head of Department, MU Sociology)

Opening Remarks: MU President, Professor Eeva Leinonen

Keynote 1: ‘Transformations in Political Culture in the Midlands, Ireland’

Prof Thomas M. Wilson (Fulbright Scholar)

Keynote 2: ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Local Government in Ireland’

Dr Michelle Maher (See Her Elected - SHE)

Dr Pauline Cullen and Shane Gough (both MU Sociology)

Panel Discussion: Maynooth Politics Alumni chaired by Nessa Ní Chasaide (Politics Lecturer MU)

  • Cllr Darcy Lonergan (Dublin City Council, Deputy Lord Mayor, Green Party)
  • Cllr Ciara Galvin (Kildare County Council, Labour Party)
  • Conor Sweeney (Senior Economic Development Officer, Kildare County Council)

Audience discussion/Q&A

Closing remarks: Dr Barry Cannon (MU Sociology)

Drinks reception: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Please register your attendance for catering purposes.

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