The annual MacGill Summer School is taking place in Glenties, Co Donegal, from 24 - 29 July.

The title of this year’s school is 'The First Hundred Days, The Next Five Years'.

(Webcasting provided by Donegal County Council - Microsoft Silverlight player required)

Full schedule:

24 July

MacGill Summer School opens with British Ambassador Julian King. Taoiseach to deliver annual John Hume Lecture at 8.30pm.

25 July

1100 Has the political landscape in Ireland changed forever? (Speakers: Frank Flannery, Noel Whelan, Senator Averil Power)
Tribute to Garrett FitzGerald and Brian Lenihan
1430 The Future of Irish Banking with Matthew Elderfield. An Outside View of the Irish Economy Now with Kevin Gardiner
1600 Launch of guidebooks by architect Carole Pollard
2030 How long and how hard is the way to Recovery? (Speakers: Brian Hayes, Pearse Doherty, Joe Durkan)

26 July

1100 There are more hard decisions to be made (Speakers: Colm McCarthy, Prof. Philip Lane, Brigid Laffan, David Begg)
1430 The Outlook for Ireland in the EU/Eurozone (Speaker: Per Callesen, former Danish Govt Rep IMF & Governor Danish Central Bank)
1600 Transforming our Ind. Landscape and Creating Jobs (Speakers: Sean O'Driscoll, Martin Murphy, Richard Bruton, Dara Calleary)
2030 Transforming the Public Sector - How and When? (Speakers: Dr Eddie Molloy, Sean Fleming, Shay Cody, Robert Watt)

27 July

1100 Agriculture & Food - A lot done, More to Do (Speakers: Rowena Dwyer, Simon Coveney, AN Other)
1430 Transforming our Politics - Have we the will? (Speakers: Micheál Martin, Prof Peter Mair, European University, Eamon Ryan)
1600 Report from the "We the Citizens" countrywide conventions by Prof. David Farrell & Caroline Erskine
2030 Transforming Education with Fewer Resources (Speakers: Dr. Mary Canning, Prof. Brian MacCraith, Ruairi Quinn

28 July

1100 Energy and Natural Resources - Part of the answer to the crisis? (Speakers: Brian Britton, Pat Rabbitte)
1430 The Future of Irish Banking? (Speaker: David Hodgkinson)
Transforming Social Protection (Blair Horan, Prof. Philip O'Connell, Joan Burton)
2030 Transforming the Health System - Can we get it right? (Speakers: Dr Ruth Barrington, Aileen O'Meara, John Armstrong, Dr James Reilly)

29 July

1100 Is Ireland a country for young men and women? (Speakers: Ruairi McKiernan, Andrea Pappin, Ronan Lyons)
2030 Transforming Ireland 2011-2016 - the role of Uachtarán na hÉireann (TBA) (Speakers: Mary Davies, Michael D Higgins, Gay Mitchell and Sean Gallagher)