Labour to commemorate the 1st Dáil and Democratic Programme

Labour Trade Unionists
16 January 2019

On Saturday 19th January, the Labour Party will commemorate the legacy of Tom Johnson and the Centenary of the Democratic Programme of the First Dáil. The event is being run in association with the Irish Labour History Society at the Riu Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, downstairs in the Trinity Suite.

Where: Trinity Suite, Riu Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
When: Saturday 19th January 2019, 1:00pm – 4.15pm


12.30pm Registration / tea & coffee

Introduction and Welcome 1pm

Jack Mc Ginley (ILHS) & Cllr. Alex White (LP)

Session 1 – The Past, 1.10pm
Chair: Fionnuala Richardson, Vice President ILHS
Speakers: Rayner Lysaght & Charles Callan

Session 2 – The Present, 2pm
Chair: Evanna Craig, Labour Party ‘A New Republic’ Project Manager
Speakers: Professor Emmet O’Connor & Senator Ivana Bacik

Session 3 – ‘A New Republic’, 2.45pm
Address by Brendan Howlin, Labour Party Leader
Introduction by: Fiona Dunne, Labour Dublin Bay North and Labour Trade Unionists

Session 4 – Contemporary Debate: the future of the New Republic & Tom Johnson’s legacy, 3.15pm
Chair: Jack McGinley, President ILHS
Speakers: Mary McAuliffe, Catríona Crowe, Jack O’Connor and Alex White

Following this seminar, the selection convention for the Dublin Constituency of the European Parliament will take place in the same venue from 4.30pm.

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