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Public Meeting “Restoring Trust in Ireland Inc.” and Transparency International Ireland AGM

Dublin, 8 September 2009 - The global financial crisis has hit Ireland hard and our politicians, government and banking sector have taken much of the blame. As the country’s reputation comes under threat, we ask what can be done to restore public and investor confidence in “Ireland Inc”? An expert panel from politics, business and civil society will debate how government and business can rebuild lost trust with the public and investors. Our audience will also be invited to take part in what should be a very lively but informative discussion.

Speakers include: Senator Dan Boyle, Green Party; Colm McCarthy, Economist UCD; Constantin Gurdgiev, Financial Analyst, Trinity College; Susan O’Keeffe, Journalist; Deirdre Somers, CEO, the Irish Stock Exchange; Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International

Panellists will answer key questions including...

  • In light of the economic and financial crisis, can business and government be trusted to do the right thing?
  • What role can ethics in business and high standards in government and business play in rebuilding trust?
  • Will laws and regulation work on their own?
  • Is more transparency the answer?
  • Who has a part to play in turning the tide of distrust ?
  • Where do we go from here?

All are welcome – please feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested in attending.

When? Tuesday 8 September 2009

The AGM of Transparency International Ireland will begin at 6pm
(all welcome – membership available at the door)

The Public Meeting will begin at 7pm

Where? Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin 2.

Admission is free

Annual General Meeting

6pm to 7pm

1. Presentation and Adoption of the TI Ireland Annual Report and Financial Statements ended 31st December 2008

2. Election of the Board of Directors

3. Any Other Business

Public Meeting  - “Restoring Trust in Ireland Inc”