Tom Johnson 2016

Tom Johnson 2016


Tickets are on sale until 2 June – you can purchase your online ticket for the Tom Johnson Summer School 2016 here!
The Tom Johnson Summer School is an event open to all members.


The 2016 Tom Johnson Summer School
10-12 June | Dublin
Re-examining the Republic

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Friday 10th June, Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin

6.50pmOpening Remarks: Brendan Ryan TD

Panel 1: The Labour Movement during the Revolutionary Period

  • Cllr Alison Gilliland
  • Dr Mary Muldowney, Historian
  • Dr Emmet O’Connor, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Ulster
  • Karan O’Loughlin, Campaigns & Equality Organiser at SIPTU

Keynote Speaker

  • Professor Brendan Kelly "Mental Health and Happiness in the Republic: Our Greatest Challenge?"


Saturday 11th June


Panel 2: Workers of the World Unite: The Next Steps in Advancing Workers’ Rights

  • Jack O’Connor, General President at SIPTU
  • Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary at European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Senator Ged Nash
  • Patricia King, General Secretary at ICTU
11.15-11.30amCoffee Break 
11.30am-12.45pm Panel 3: Continuing the Fight for Equality
  • Sue Conlan, CEO at Irish Refugee Council
  • Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
  • Sara Phillips, Chairperson at TENI
  • Wayne Stanley, Policy Officer at Focus Ireland
12.45 – 2:00pm Lunch
 2:00pm-3.30pm Panel 4: What does the Republic Hold for its New Generation?
  • Hannah Deasy, Women for Election
  • Kevin Donoghue, President at USI
  • Janet O’Sullivan, Abortion Rights Campaign
  • Dean Flanagan, Vice-Chair at ICTU Youth
4:00pm Workshop: Understanding universal basic income.


  • Jim Kemmy speech by Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, presentation of the Thirst for Justice Award to the Tesco Workers, and address by Dylan O’Keeffe, Director of the Tom Johnson Summer School.


Sunday 12th June

11am-1pm Workshop: Devise 2016 Proclamation
  • Órla de Búrca, Labour Party
  • Dylan O’Keeffe, Director of the Tom Johnson Summer School 2016