The Tom Johnson Summer School is an event open to all members.
The 2019 Tom Johnson Summer School
12-14 July | Galway
You can purchase your online ticket for the Tom Johnson Summer School 2019 here!
All members and supporters welcome
The 25th annual Tom Johnson Summer School will be held in NUI Galway from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July 2019.
Friday 12th July
6.45pm: Welcome address
Cllr. Níall McNelis
7pm - 8.15pm: Panel 1 - The Future of Workers' Rights
Professor Rob Gilles, Professor of Economics, Queen’s University Belfast
Senator Ged Nash
Craig McHugh, Union of Students in Ireland
Anne Ryan, Basic Income Ireland
8.30pm - Keynote Address
Diane Abbott MP
Shadow Home Secretary
9.30pm - Reception
Saturday 13th July
10am - 11.15am - Panel 2 -¡No Pasarán!: Fighting the Rise of the Far Right
Laura Harmon, National Women’s Council of Ireland
Miriam Mirwitch, Chair of Young Labour UK
Sinéad Nolan, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
11.30am -12.45pm - Panel 3 - The Threat of Climate Chaos: Environmental Change for a Greener Future
Leontien Friel Darrell, Extinction Rebellion
Niamh Garvey, Trócaire
Dr. Aideen O’Dochartaigh, Not Here Not Anywhere
Alex White, former Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
2pm - 3.15pm - Panel 4 - Breaking the Chains of Poverty: Combatting Financial Inequality
Dr. Laura Bambrick, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Senator Alice Mary Higgins
Hazel Nolan, GMB Scotland
Jack O'Connor, Chair of the Labour Party and former President SIPTU
3.30pm - 4.45pm - Panel 5 – Healthcare For All?: Challenging Barriers to Access
Noah Halpin, This Is Me – Transgender Healthcare Campaign
Maria Ní Fhlatharta, Abortion Rights Campaign
Anne Waithira Burke, AkiDwa
Colm Walsh, Regional Drug and Alcohol Taskforce
7.30pm - Gala Dinner
The Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway
Speech by Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, presentation of the Jim Kemmy Thirst for Justice Award to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), and address by Alexander Walker, Director of the Tom Johnson Summer School.
Phil Ní Shéadghda will collect the Jim Kemmy Thirst for Justice Award on behalf of the INMO.
Sunday 14th July
11am - 1pm - Workshop: Running for Election
Cllr. Ciara Galvin
Cllr. Conor Sheehan
Labour Youth rates are for Labour Youth members aged under 30. Tickets with accommodation include 2 nights (Friday 12th and Saturday 13th) in private rooms within shared apartments in NUIG.
For more information, please contact [email protected].
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a great event!