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April 2011

Financial Education Seminar: Finance Education and Primary-School-Aged Children

Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Saturday, 16 April 2011, 11am

In celebration of the launch of MEGAN AND THE MONEY TREE by Emma Kennedy, Blackhall Publishing will host a seminar on the state of financial education in Ireland on Saturday 16 April in Griffith College Dublin.

The seminar will cover topics including the 2009 National Steering Group report on financial education, changes made since the publication of that report, and hopes for the future of financial education aimed at primary aged children. Speakers will include Emma Kennedy, author and personal finance correspondent for the Sunday Business Post; Karen O’Leary, director of public awareness and financial information at the National Consumer Agency; and James Doorley, former chair of the Consumers' Association of Ireland and current assistant director of the National Youth Council. Mr Doorley has also served on the Financial Regulator’s consumer consultative panel.

Please join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion on the state of financial education in Ireland today.

RSVP to Zoë Faulder

Tel: 01 278 5090
Fax: 01 278 4800
Email: zfaulder@blackhallpublishing.com

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March 2011


The Next Generation Ireland conference will run 26 March 2011 in the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA). This conference is organised to coincide with the publication of a new book – NEXT GENERATION IRELAND – edited by Ed Burke and Ronan Lyons and published by Blackhall Publishing


AGENDA

09.00 – 09.30
Introductory Remarks – Next Generation Ireland
Shane Ross TD, Oireachtas Eireann
Ronan Lyons, Oxford University and Co-Editor of Next Generation Ireland
09.30 – 10.30
Putting our House in Order: Irish Governance and Society
Moderator and Respondent:
  • Elaine Byrne, Irish Times
Panel:
  • Eoin O’Malley, Dublin City University – Permanent Revolution: A Political System Capable of Renewal
  • Ronan Lyons, Oxford University – From Reform to Transform: Rebuilding Ireland’s Public Service
  • Michael Courtney, Trinity College Dublin – Ireland But Not as We Knew It: A Political System Capable of Renewal
10.30 – 10.50
Coffee Break
10.50 – 11.50
Managing Ireland’s Assets – Policies for a Competitive, Sustainable Ireland
Moderator and Respondent:
  • David McWilliams – author and economist
Panel:
  • Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick – A Return to Managing the Irish Economy
  • Michael King, Trinity College Dublin – Ireland’s Treasure by National Competitiveness
  • Joe Curtin, The Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA) – A ‘Green’ Ireland? Energy Security and Climate Policy
12:00 – 13.00
Organising for Influence: Ireland, the North and Foreign Policy
Moderator and Respondent:
  • Dan O'Brien, Irish Times
Panel:
  • Aoibhín de Búrca, University College Dublin – The Republic, Northern Ireland and the UK: A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action Please
  • Nicola White, consultant and attorney – Thinking 70 Million Plus: A New Relationship with Ireland’s Diaspora
  • Ed Burke, Foundation for International Relations (FRIDE) – Strategic, Coherent and Constructive: Three Pillars for a New Irish Foreign Policy


For more information please email nextgenerationireland@yahoo.ie.


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