Is Ethical Ireland dead and gone?


Saturday 21st May 2016

Tickets €40

The centenary of the 1916 Rising is a timely opportunity for a national self-examination. It comes after a troubled time for the nation when we have seen our confidence in some of our most important institutions severely eroded because of a proliferation of scandals. The Church, the financial system, and our politics have all been found badly wanting and today many people experience an ethical crisis. To compound the problem as a nation we often seem to be suffering from a poverty of leadership in the response to the many difficult and challenging questions before us.

Against this background this seminar will consider some of the important ethical questions facing us today.


10.00 am 

Dr John Scally

Have we betrayed the spirit of 1916?

John Scally lectures in ethics in Trinity College, Dublin. Author of over 30 books and very many academic articles.

11.00 am Coffee break

11.15 am 

John O’Mahony TD

The times they are a-changing

He has served as a TD for Mayo since 2007. A former Mayo footballer,John is one of the most successful managers in the history of the GAA, leading Galway to two All-Ireland titles and Leitrim to an historic Connacht title in 1994.

12.15 pm 

Sheila Reilly

Politics, Ethics and The Media

Editor of The Longford Leader and The Donegal Democrat, Sheila Reilly is a regular guest on RTÉ, TV3 and Newstalk. She has a deep awareness of the realities of Ireland’s rural life, a keen interest in politics, and practical experience of the media. She will be speaking on the interface between politics and the media and the ethical challenges that this relationship creates.

The second Annual Colloquium.
Tickets €40


Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon
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