Social Policy Conference 2014 - Tuesday 18th November

9:00am – 5:00pm
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Social Justice Ireland's annual Social Policy Conference 'Planning and Delivering a Fairer Future - Values, Democracy and Social Provision' will take place on Tuesday 18th November in Croke Park Conference Centre. A range of speakers from Ireland and abroad will address questions regarding planning for and delivering a fairer future.


Seán O'RiainProfessor of Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth and is also with the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis. Author of 'The Rise and Fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger: Liberalism, Boom and Bust' (2014).
Topic: Ireland's Boom and Bust – lessons for the years ahead

Thomas Fazi - writer, activist and award-winning filmmaker. Author of 'The Battle for Europe: How an Elite Hijacked a Continent - and How We Can Take It Back' (2014)
Topic: Reconnecting democracy and economics to build a fairer future

Eoin Reeves - Senior Lecturer, Director of Privatisation & Public Private Partnerships Research Group, University of Limerick. Author of 'The Not So Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Over 12 Years of PPPs in Ireland' (2013)
Topic:  Providing Public Services and Infrastructure – PPPs and other options

Colin Scott – Principal, College of Human Sciences and Professor of EU Regulation & Governance at UCD.
Topic: Regulation, Accountability and Democracy – to look at the whole area of providers/funders, public/private and the role of regulation in these contexts

Seán Healy, Brigid Reynolds and Michelle Murphy Social Justice Ireland. Co-authors of 'Steps Towards a Fairer Future'
Topic: A Question of Values: Responsibility for Providing Public Services and Infrastructure?

'My Five-Point Plan for Ireland's Development' These will be presented by:

Conor Killeen, CEO, Key Capital

David Begg, General Secretary, ICTU

Patricia O'Hara, Chairperson of the National Statistics Board.

Fred Powell, Professor of Social Policy, UCC

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SPC 2014 Outline