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We are pleased to announce that Ruairi Quinn, Chairperson of the Institute of International and European Affairs, will address 'Roadmap to 2040 - What needs to happen?' at the final event in the Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series 2018.
Ireland won its independence from Great Britain in 1922/23. Following that, the population of the new State, as measured in the Census declined in every five year period up and including 1961. Since then there has been slow and steady growth in population numbers to the present day, where the population is about 4.7 million. By the year 2040, that figure will be at least 5.7 million. It may seem to be a long time away. It is 22 years, exactly.
Or, to put it another way, that time is as close to us now, as the year 1998, and every grown up person here knows just how far back that is. An extra ONE million home born Irish in just 22 years.
Where to Start?
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This event takes place on Thursday, 8th November, at 12.45pm in the National Concert Hall, Dublin 2.
Registration and sandwiches at 12.45pm sharp with discussion and Q&A from 1.00pm-1.50pm.
If there is a question you would like to ask in advance, please let us know by emailing Elizabeth O'Sullivan or feel free to raise your questions or comments on the day. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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Chairperson of the Institute of International and European Affairs
Ruairi Quinn was appointed Chairperson of the Institute of International and European Affairs, effective from January 2017. He was a public representative from 1974 until his retirement from Dail Eireann in 2016. He has broad political experience, having served as a Minister in six different Departments, including Minister for Finance (1994-1997) and Minister for Education and Skills (2011-2014). As Minister for Finance, he served as President of the Ecofin Council of the European Union in 1996, and worked to accelerate the launch of the European Single Currency. When leaving office in 1997 he handed over a surplus, the first in over 50 years, to qualify Ireland for the single currency.
In 1997, he was elected to lead the Labour Party. As Leader, he developed a strong policy platform, in which he promoted closer European integration. In 2002, he retired as Leader, after choosing not to seek re-election. He is currently the Vice-President and Treasurer of the Party of European Socialists and has also recently joined the Trinity Business School as an adjunct Professor. He is a former Chairperson of the European Movement Ireland and the Holocaust Educational Trust. His political memoir, Straight Left - A Journey in Politics, was published in 2005. Before entering public life, Ruairi Quinn was an architect and town planner.
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