Irish Association

THE ULSTER COVENANT AND CONTEMPORARY IRELAND

ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE INSTITUTE FOR BRITISH-IRISH STUDIES, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN AND THE IRISH ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RELATIONS

IBIS would like to acknowledge support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2012

Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm

Venue: Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast
http://www.linenhall.com/visitingInformation.asp

INFORMATION

For further details, please contact IBIS.
Tel: 01 716 8670
Email: ibis@ucd.ie
www.ucd.ie/ibis

Conference Programme

This conference explored the meaning of the Ulster Covenant for broader political life in the island of Ireland. The morning session addressed the historical background to the Covenant and looked at its political significance, concluding with a round-table discussion of the role of the Covenant in the twentieth century. The afternoon session examined the implications of political, social, demographic and attitudinal change for values expressed in the Covenant in the early twenty-first century.

10:00 AM - An Historical Perspective
Prof Graham Walker and Dr Margaret O'Callaghan

11:00 AM - Coffee Break

11:30 AM - A Political Perspective
Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey and Michael McDowell SC

Panel Discussion: Michael McDowell, Margaret O'Callaghan, David Trimble and Graham Walker

1:00 PM - Lunch

1:45 PM - A Contemporary Perspective
Dr Paula Devine, Dr Brian Feeney, Prof John Coakley and Ed Curran OBE

Panel Discussion - Joint Chairs: Rev Brian Kennaway and Sir George Quigley

3.30 PM - Closing Comments
Dr Maurice Hayes

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