Following on from the Model E.U. Debate a number of weeks ago, our debating team was invited by Green Party Leader, Eamon Ryan to speak at a conference about climate change, entitled: Climate Conversations II: A New Economy. The event was held in the Stanley Quek Hall in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The First and Second Speakers of the Debating Team, Alex Fay and Manolito Aviles, respectively, spoke in front of an audience of over 200 people. Speakers included: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Gabriel Darcy, CEO Town of Monaghan Co-Op, Dr Rory O’Donnell, Director of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), Sean O’Driscoll, CEO Glen Dimplex, Robert Watt, secretary general, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, Dr. Cara Augustenbourg, lecturer and Green Party spokeswoman and Clare Mulvany, Social Innovators Ireland. The event was chaired by Emma McNamara, RTÉ.
(Manolito and Alex’s speeches start at 34:40 in the video)