Category - Special Interest Date - 30/08/2018 8:00 pm
with Gemma O’Doherty | Seamus Maye | Patricia McCafferty | Anna Kavanagh| Alo Mohan
How widespread is corruption in Ireland? What damage does it do to democracy and the public good? Does Ireland need change? How can it be brought about?
Five of Ireland’s leading campaigners for change – from the worlds of journalism, banking, education, farming and the courts – come together to explore the effects of corruption in Irish society.
Drawing on their own experience in tackling wrongdoing at the hands of state institutions, they explore why local communities need to stand up against corruption in all its guises and outline the steps that need to be taken to create a fairer society where power is held to account and the best use made of public money.
Gemma O’Doherty is a multi-award-winning journalist whose investigations have led to the reopening of a number of unsolved murder cases most notably those of Mary Boyle and Fr Niall Molloy.
Seamus Maye is the founder of the International Small Business Alliance. He is a long-time campaigner against anti-competitive practices and industry cartels.
Anna Kavanagh is a founding member of Ireland’s STOP CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) – a trade deal between the EU and Canada which has been described as a major threat to democracy, public services and the environment.
Alo Mohan is a Monaghan farmer known for his work highlighting corruption within the agricultural industry for many years including taking on the powerful European farming lobby to expose the operation of VAT avoidance schemes.