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”