Building Common Ground Event - Mansion House Dublin
June 2, 2022 7:49
12.30pm Keynote Address: ‘A Shared Homeplace’
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Alison Gilliland
1.00pm ‘A Shared Homeplace – Respecting Diversity’
Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland, Brian Dougherty MBE, Brian Dougherty MBE is CEO of North-West Cultural Partnership and Sean Farren, Chair of Hume Foundation.
2.00pm "How Now “Work the Common Ground?”
Lord Reg Empey, former DETI Minister and Mark Durkan, former Deputy First Minister, in NI Executive.
A conversation between two of the Agreement's negotiators who also served in the formative institutions across its three strands. They can reflect on strengths and strains in its operation, including the contested impact of Brexit/The Protocol on its structures and precepts. Indeed, from different perspectives, each has argued that more answers to such crux issues could be found by using different parts of the Agreement more.