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27-02-2014

The EU and You - Public Dialogue, Dundalk, 27 February 2014

Dundalk Europe Direct Information Centre will host an evening of public dialogue with keynote speaker former Government Minister Mary O’Rourke on Thursday 27th February, focussing on Quality of Life - The "European Way".  The event will be chaired by radio presenter Gerry Kelly, LMFM and there will also be a panel of experts including Frankie Watters, Senior Lecturer in Law, DKIT and a representative of the European Parliament Office in Ireland.

Venue: Dundalk Branch Library, Roden Place

Programme:

5.30pm-6.30pm: Registration

6.30pm: Event begins with introduction by Amanda Branigan. Followed by interview with Mary O'Rourke, Q&A throughout

7.15pm: Break & refreshments

7.30pm: Panel discussion & audience Q&A

8.30pm: Close of event

 

Panellists:

Gerry Kelly, LMFM Radio, Chair
Gerry Kelly presents LMFM Radio’s Late Lunch which since its launch in 2009 has become the most listened to early afternoon talk show in the Northeast. He also anchors the station’s flagship weekly Sunday Sport. Gerry was a relative latecomer to broadcasting in 1998 when he began as a part-time sports journalist with the Louth/Meath station. Prior to his new career Gerry worked for Eircom in a range of roles including HR, Finance, Sales and Corporate Account Management. He holds a degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Ulster. A Drogheda native, Gerry is a passionate sportsman, keen angler, gardener and amateur beekeeper.

Frankie Watters, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Frankie Watters, Senior Lecturer in Law. Frankie has been lecturing in Dundalk Institute of Technology since 1979. He has also lectured in UCD and Dublin City University. He is a former president of the Irish Association of Law Teachers which draws its membership form all third level institutions both in Northern Ireland and the Republic. He has previously participated on public platforms relating to Constitutional Amendments concerning amendments to European Union Treaties. His legal areas of interest include Employment Law and Nursing Law. Frankie is from Dundalk and is a graduate of both Trinity College and the University of Leicester.