How can citizens achieve a greater role in shaping Irish society? Join us for a public conversation featuring a keynote address from Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Oak Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 | 29 Oct 2015 | 12.15pm – 2.30pm

This is a free event for all but registration is a must. Book your place online here.

In the coming decades the people themselves must play a greater role in shaping Ireland’s future – this is the demand emerging from The People’s Conversation.

At a very special lunchtime event in Dublin’s Mansion House, Emily Logan and other speakers will help to spark off a lively discussion on how we can meet five challenges:

  1. Participation in public decision making
  2. Developing and nurturing active citizenship
  3. Building trust and respect
  4. Making citizenship global
  5. Resourcing and empowering citizens.

These challenges have emerged from a series of conversations convened by The Wheel, the Carnegie UK Trust, and a range of other partners over the past year. People of different ages, backgrounds and life experiences have been sitting down together in different parts of Ireland to take part in an open and challenging discussion on how our future is being shaped. We have been reflecting on these conversations and on 29 October we will publish our response.

The conversation will be hosted by Audrey Carville of RTÉ’s Morning Ireland and the panel will include

  • Martyn Evans, CEO of the Carnegie UK Trust
  • Dr Clodagh Harris, expert in deliberative democracy, UCC
  • Mairéad Healy, CEO of Future Voices Ireland

Please join us and help to broaden out this important conversation – how can citizens act to make a coherent demand for change? What will politics and civil society do to enable it?

Keynote Speaker – Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Emily Logan

Emily Logan is the first Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission appointed by President Michael D Higgins on 31 October 2014, following an open competition.

In the decade prior to her appointment, Ms Logan served as Ireland’s first Ombudsman for Children, accounting directly to the Oireachtas. Key areas of investigation by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office during her tenure included a multi-agency review of child death and own-volition systemic investigation into state compliance with child protection policy.

She has twenty five years management experience in Ireland and the UK. For six years preceding her appointment as Ombudsman for Children, she held two senior positions in public administration: Director of Nursing at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Director of Nursing at Tallaght Hospital, following her time as Directorate Manager in Great Ormond Street Hospital London.

Ms Logan graduated from Queens University with an LLM in Human Rights Law, University College Dublin with an MBA and Diploma in Mediation, and from City University London with an MSc in Psychology.

Join us for a public conversation featuring Emily Logan: Dublin – 29 October 2015