Videos of the keynote speeches by former Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan and playwright and author Colin Murphy at last Friday’s conference at NUI Galway to mark the 1oth anniversary of the financial crisis can be found here on the website of the Whitaker Institute. I strongly recommend both. Audio podcasts of the two associated panel discussions will be posted shortly.
For those of you who can access it: this is a nuanced account of the role of newspapers during the Irish property bubble by a former student of mine and Roy Foster’s.
The proceedings of this CBI/CEPR/IMF conference, held in January 2015, are now available here.
Are here. Many thanks to everyone who attended, and particularly our guest speakers.
A reminder that the Irish Economy Conference: Learning from Crisis will take place on Feb 25th. Programme details and how to signup are here.
Organised by ESRI, UCD, the Geary Institute, UL and the University of Stirling, the theme for this year’s conference is “Learning from Crisis”. The venue is the Institute of Banking (map), North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 on 25th February 2015.
To cover costs of room hire and tea/coffee, there will be a charge of 40 euros, and you can pay here. [[Please note, registration has now closed.]]
The Programme is below.
A Round-Table event organized by the Research Programme on Building State Capacity in Ireland, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy
Phelan Room, National University of Ireland (NUI), 49 Merrion Square
Friday 23 January 2015
9.25 Welcome (Prof Niamh Hardiman, UCD)
9.30-10.45 – Public sector reform: trends in Europe and elsewhere
Chair: Prof Niamh Hardiman, Director of the Public Policy Programme, UCD
Prof Edoardo Ongaro (Professor of International Public Services Management, Northumbria University and President of the European Group for Public Administration)
Robert Watt (Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform) Dr. Muiris MacCarthaigh (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Dr. Richard Boyle (Institute of Public Administration, Dublin)
11.15-12.30 – Delivering public services in new ways
Chair: Prof Philip O’Connell, Director, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy
Prof Koen Verhoest, (Professorship of Comparative Public Administration and Globalization, University of Antwerp)
Prof Colin Scott (Principal of the College of Human Sciences, UCD)
Prof Tony Fahey (Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation, College of Human Sciences, UCD)
This event is supported by UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy.
Admission is are free but places are limited.
Please reserve a place by emailing email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 16 January 2015. Please indicate clearly whether you wish to attend Session 1, Session 2, or both:
Session 1, 9.30-10.45 – Public sector reform: trends in Europe and elsewhere Session 2, 11.15-12.30 – Delivering public services in new ways