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International Women's Day, Trinity College Dublin, 6 March 2015

picture of Marian Harkin, MEP
Marian Harkin MEP

Marian Harkin MEP will launch a celebration of Women's Day in Trinity College on Friday 6th March.  Organised jointly by the European Parliament Office in Ireland together with Network Ireland, the theme of the day will centre on "Harnessing Opportunity in Challenging Times – Empowering Women through Education".  The event starts at 12h00 in the Atrium of TCD.


With broadcaster Keelin Shanley MC for the event, the day will also feature Ireland’s Commissioner for Start-Ups, Niamh Bushnell, CEO of the Roads Group; Unicef Ambassador, and Founder of the Lír Acting Academy, Danielle Ryan; Botanist and Winner of a landmark gender discrimination case at the Equality Tribunal, Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington.  Ireland Professor of Poetry, the poet and playwright, Paula Meehan will also take the floor.




European Parliament Launch

12.00 Registration / Networking / Photographs

12.30 Introductions: Keelin Shanley, M/C & Broadcaster

12.40 Opening Comments and Formal Launch of Celebration of International Women’s Day 2015 by Marian Harkin, MEP.


 13.15 Network Ireland Lunch

Dining Room

13.30 Welcome Olwen Dawe, President Network Ireland

14.30 Speaker 1: Niamh Bushnell, Irish Commissioner for Start-Ups

14.50 Speaker 2: Daniell Ryan, CEO of the Roads Group, Unicef Ambassador & Founder of the Lir Acting Academy

15.10 Speaker 3: Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, Botanist & Winner of The Landmark Equality Authority Tribunal.

15.30 Panel Discussion and Q&A

16.00 Speaker 4: Paula Meehan, Ireland’s Chair of Poetry

16.20 Closing Comments & Acknowledgements

16.30 Close