A Ethics in Crisis?


Wednesday 18th February 2015

The inaugural Annual Colloquium.
Tickets €40

Ethical choices today often do not occur in conditions where right and wrong are readily apparent—the ‘best’ decision must be wrenched from alternatives that are less than ideal. Today the vocabulary of right and wrong, of duty and the neglect of duty, has become difficult to use.

This colloquium is a response to the sense of confusion that exists about many of the most important ethical issues and controversies of our time. It will bring into the open questions which must be addressed in our fast changing world.


Ethics in crisis?

11.15 am Dr John Scally

A native of Roscommon, John Scally lectures in ethics in Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of over 30 books, his most recent being Dermot Earley, an Officer and a Gentleman.

11.00 am Coffee break

Ethics in a troubled world

11.15 am Sharon Commins

Sharon Commins was working as an aid worker when she was kidnapped in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur in 2009 and held in captivity for 107 days. Since then she has been based in Dublin, where she continues to work in the aid sector.

Ethics and the transformation of society

11.15 pm Peter McVerry

Peter McVerry SJ has for years championed the cause of the marginalised in Irish society. He was made a Freeman of Dublin for his campaign to provide accommodation for homeless boys.

The inaugural Annual Colloquium.
Tickets €40


Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon
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