Forthcoming Events

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(1) UCDVO Development Film Series 2017: 27 February, 6pm, UCD Cinema, Belfield

We have an exciting line-up of cutting-edge feature documentaries and guest-speakers for the 2017 UCDVO Development Film Series. The series includes 5 topical feature documentary films on subjects relating to development and global justice issues. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a guest speaker and refreshments. These are free screenings but seats MUST be reserved in advance. Visit our website to view the programme and to reserve your seat.

(2) Oxfam Ireland is hosting a panel talk on "The Taxing Question - would changing our corporate tax system do more harm than good?": 27 February, 6pm, The Mac, Belfast

Chaired by Yvette Shapiro, with: Philip McDonagh, economist, Patricia McKeown, regional secretary of UNISON, Wanjiru Kanyiha, Kenya tax justice activist, Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland CEO. 

Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to:

(3) Oxfam Ireland is hosting a panel talk on ‘Corporate Tax Reform-Has Ireland Done Enough?’: 28 February, 6pm-7.30pm, Royal Irish Academy (RIC), Dublin 2.

This event coincides with the publication of a Review of Ireland’s Corporate Tax System commissioned by Oxfam Ireland. 

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland CEO
Professor Sheila Killian, Kemmy Business School, UL
Onyinyechi Okechukwu , Nigerian tax justice activist
Feargal O’Rourke, PWC

Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to:

(4) The Trinity-UCD Masters of Development Practice Student and Alumni Advisory Committee host the first annual "Professor Sachs Alumni Appreciation Award": 24 February, 5pm, Fitzgerald Debate Chamber, Student Union Centre, UCD

Our keynote speaker will be John Gilroy, the Deputy Director of the UN Coordination and Conflict Resolution Unit, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. this year's winner is Sean McCabe, Policy Officer at the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice. 

Please reserve your place by 5:00pm on Wednesday February 22nd here.

(5) Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards: 27 February, 11am, The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Featuring Ireland’s 15 most talented young artists, these awards showcase a competition that encourages young people to value the sense of sight, to consider the additional challenges facing people living with visual impairment in developing countries, and to look towards an inclusive future where everyone has the chance to learn, earn and be happy.

RSVP before 2pm Friday 24 February.

(6) After the Deal is Done – Perspectives from the Colombian, Guatemalan and Northern Irish peace agreements: 2 March, 7pm, city centre location

Peace Brigades International (PBI) Ireland, Christian Aid and Trócaire are delighted to host Berenice Celeya Alayón, Colombian human rights defender who brought grassroots civil society voices to the recent peace agreement, and Marcos Ramírez, a Guatemalan defender of the rights of internally displaced persons under the Guatemalan peace accords, in a panel discussion with Mari Fitzduff, professor and director of the international Master of Arts Program in Coexistence and Conflict at Brandeis University.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion on the energies that go into building peace and keeping it alive from the perspectives of three people who have worked tirelessly towards peace in their countries.

This is a private event. Please contact PBI at for details on registration. 

(7) Women in Research panel discussion: 7 March, 6pm, Knowledge Exchange, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The discussion will focus on the experiences of women in academia and research, including topics such as: imposter syndrome, visibility of female experts in the public, parenting while working on research contracts (maternity leave, child care, etc.). The discussion will be followed by a reception, which will offer an opportunity to continue the conversation, mingle, and get to know other women in research in Trinity and beyond.

All are welcome. For further information and to register, click here.

(8) Launch of video and resource pack - Youth Employability Project for young people from migrant and minority ethnic backgrounds by CDETB Separated Children's Service: 14 March, 10am, The Science Gallery, The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The video resource is aimed at professionals working with young people in the youth and education sector. Highlighting issues faced by young people from minority ethnic backgrounds it intends to stimulate and facilitate discussion and reflection.