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UL Examine Where to Go From Here for the New Irish Government?


The Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society (ISKS) at the University of Limerick are hosting a public event entitled ' Ireland has voted: What are the prospects for Reform?' which will take place on Tuesday 15th March from 4pm- 6pm at the Kemmy Business School.

ISKS has asked some of Ireland's leading academic commentators on various aspects of reform to examine the prospects for significant reforms to be implemented and the event will include presentations from Professor Gary Murphy, DCU; Sara Burke, Political Analyst and Dr Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick.

Professor Gary Murphy, Dublin City University        

Professor Gary Murphy will be speaking about the possibilities of political reform in the new government, what shape it might take and to what end such reform will lead. He is a member of a group of academics who are looking at such reform under the following headings: Oireachtas, Electoral, Open Government, Public Sector, Local Government and scored the party manifestos on each of these issues for the website

Sara Burke, Political Analyst

Sara Burke will be sharing her expert opinion on the implications of the Election 2011 for the Irish health services. She will examine the current situation, the proposals for reform and what developments and changes possibly lay ahead for Irelands' health system.

Dr Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick

Dr Stephen Kinsella will be analysing the following topics in his talk: 1.Taxation and Expenditure; 2. Reform of our relationship with the EU; 3. Reform of our relationship with debt, and 4. The 'ungraspable' in Irish Public Policy: things we all know, but don't care to talk about very much.

Admission is free but those interested in attending the event should RSVP by email or phone: or 061 234607 as places are limited. For enquiries about the event please contact Niamh O'Sullivan ( / 061 234607. Details are also available on


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