‘Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response: Perspectives from Social Science’ – Videos and Slides from all 17 Panels in 4 Conferences

Friday, 17 April 2020

A.The Macroeconomy of Ireland Post Covid-19


Chair: Professor Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick)
Sharon Donnery (Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ireland) Slides
Beata Javorcik (Chief Economist, ERBD)
Michael McMahon (Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Oxford)

B. Impact of School Closures on Educational Inequalities


Chair: Orla Doyle (UCD) Slides
Noel Kelly (Director of Educational Welfare Systems, TUSLA) Slides
Margaret Hughes (Principal of OLI Junior School, Darndale) Slides
Aoife Breen (Home School Liaison Coordinator, Darndale) Slides

C. State Response to Covid-19 Crisis


Chair: Philip O’Connell (UCD)
Robert Watt (DPER) Slides
John McKeown (DEASP) Slides
Michelle Norris (UCD) Slides

D. Invisibility and Violence: Gendered issues in a Covid 19 world


Chair: Pat O’Connor (UL/UCD)
Orla O’Connor (NWCI)
Sarah Benson (CEO Women’s Aid)

E. How Covid19 challenges and provides opportunities for Ireland’s small open economy model


Chair: Sean O’Riain (MU) Slides
David Skilling (Landfall Consulting)
Shana Cohen (TASC) Slides

F. Ending the lockdown—the view from the city


Chair: Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick)
Alice Charles (World Economic Forum)
Catriona Cahill (Limerick Chamber)
Philip Lawton (Trinity College, Dublin)

Friday, 24 April 2020

G. Fiscal Policy Through The Crisis


Chair: Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick)
Dr. Barra Roantree (ESRI) Slides
Minister Paschal Donohoe (Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform)
Dr. Gemma Tetlow (Institute for Government)

H. Human Rights


Chair: Sinéad Gibney (Incoming Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission)
Dr Áine Sperrin, Centre for Disability Law and Policy (NUIG)
Nick Henderson (CEO, Irish Refugee Council)
Lynn Ruane (Independent Senator)

I. EU Dimensions of Policy Response


Chair: Professor Orla Doyle (UCD)
Professor Brigid Laffan (EUI)
Professor Aidan Regan (UCD) Slides
Professor Karl Whelan (UCD) Slides

J. Coping with Restrictions: Issues and Challenges


Chair: Professor Liam Delaney (UCD)
Professor Molly Byrne (NUIG) Slides
Professor Pete Lunn (ESRI)
Professor Orla Muldoon (UL) Slides

K. Role of Experts in Policy


Chair: Professor Anita Maguire (UCC)
Professor Anthony Staines (DCU)
Professor Maria Baghramian (UCD) Slides
Professor Alan Barrett (ESRI)

Friday, 1 May 2020

L. Work and Organisations 


Chair: Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick)
Prof. Finian Buckley (DCU) Slides
Dr Deirdre O’Shea, (UL) Slides
Dr Nuala Whelan, (MU) Slides

M. Youth Mental Health  


Chair: Prof. Eilis Hennessey (UCD)
Dr. Niki Nearchou (UCD) Slides
Prof. Gary O’Reilly (UCD) Slides
Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald (UCD) Slides
Rachael Traynor (National Youth Council of Ireland)

N. Citizen Engagement


Chair: Professor David Farrell (UCD)
Dr. Jane Suiter (DCU)
Margaret Heffernan

O. Climate Change 


Chair: Lisa Ryan (UCD)
Jim Scheer (SEAI)
Joe Wheatley (UCD)
John FitzGerald (Climate Change Advisory Council)
Sadhbh O’Neill (DCU and Stop Climate Chaos)

Friday, 15 May 2020

P. Testing and Tracing


Chair:  Prof Orla Doyle (UCD)  
Prof Alex Friedrich (University Medical Centre Groningen)
Prof Patrick Wall (UCD)
Prof Cliona O’Farrelly (TCD)
Prof. Tomás Ryan (TCD)

Q. SMEs, Innovators, and their recovery


Chair: Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick)
Johnathan Ruane (MIT) Slides
Liz McCarthy (Scale Ireland)
Rena Maycock (CEO & Founder Cilter child-protection software)