Shared Island Forum

The Shared Island Forum will mark the first year of the Irish Government’s Shared Island initiative, to deepen cooperation and connections on the island and to engage with all communities and traditions on a shared future, underpinned by the Good Friday Agreement.
The Forum will be opened by Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, TD who will deliver a keynote address and participate in a discussion on the Shared Island. 

Prof Alan Barrett (ESRI, Director) will participate in a panel discussion on the Shared Island initiative to date and its future development.


14.00 – 14.05

Opening remarks

14.05 – 14.20

Keynote Address

Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, TD

14.20 – 14.55

Discussion with the Taoiseach on Shared Island

14.55 – 15.00

Video – Shared Island Dialogue Series – a year in review

15.00 – 15.20


15.20 – 15.22

Opening remarks

15.22 – 15.27

Guest Address

Patrick Kielty 

15.27 – 16.13

Panel 1 - Engaging on a shared future

Patrick Kielty, Orla O’Connor (Director, National Women’s Council of Ireland), Deirdre Garvey (Chief Executive Officer, The Wheel), Jackie Redpath (Chair, Springboard Opportunities Ltd)

16.13 – 16.15

Video – Shared Island research announcement

16.15 – 16.55

Panel 2: Understanding our shared island

Professor Alan Barrett (Director, Economic and Social Research Institute, ESRI), Dr Larry O’Connell (Director, National Economic and Social Council, NESC), Professor Deirdre Heenan (Professor of Social Policy, Ulster University)

16.55 – 16.58

Video – Shared Island research announcement


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