The People’s Conversation was formally launched on 11th October 2014, at an event in the Mansion House in Dublin, featuring a keynote address from Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman, and a “public conversation” on citizenship. Some photos from the event are included below.

Brochure and hands
A participant holds the brochure for the launch of The People’s Conversation
A packed Oak Room listening to details of The People's Conversation
A packed Oak Room listening to details of The People’s Conversation
Fergus O'Ferrall welcomes everybody to the Mansion House
Host Fergus O’Ferrall sets out the programme for the morning
Ryan Meade fills in the background of The People's Conversation and how people can get involved
Ryan Meade fills in the background of The People’s Conversation and how people can get involved
Emily O'Reilly addresses the meeting
Emily O’Reilly delivers the keynote address
Tom Clonan refers to the oath taken by members of the Irish Defence Forces
Tom Clonan gets the public conversation started
Colm O'Gorman speaks during the public conversation
Colm O’Gorman refers to “contented powerlessness and wilful blindness” in Irish life.
Eleanor Tiernan and Colm O'Gorman
Eleanor Tiernan addresses the public conversation as Colm O’Gorman looks on.
Senator Jillian van Turnhout speaks during the public conversation
Senator Jillian van Turnhout speaks during the public conversation

 

Eleanor Tiernan and Colm O'Gorman listen to contributions from the floor
Eleanor Tiernan and Colm O’Gorman listen to contributions from the floor
Frank Geary of the Irish Development Education Association makes a point from the floor
Frank Geary of the Irish Development Education Association makes a point from the floor

Speaker from the floor

Colm O'Gorman and Tom Clonan listen as Eleanor Tiernan speaks during the public conversation
Colm O’Gorman and Tom Clonan listen as Eleanor Tiernan responds to audience contributions
(l-r) Ryan Meade, Fergus O'Ferrall, Tom Clonan, Eleanor Tiernan, Colm O'Gorman, Jillian van Turnhout
(l-r) Ryan Meade, Fergus O’Ferrall, Tom Clonan, Eleanor Tiernan, Colm O’Gorman, Jillian van Turnhout
Deirdre Garvey (CEO of The Wheel), Emily O'Reilly (European Ombudsman) and Ryan Meade (People's Conversation programme leader)
Deirdre Garvey (CEO of The Wheel), Emily O’Reilly (European Ombudsman) and Ryan Meade (People’s Conversation programme leader)

Ivan Cooper, Fergus O'Ferrall, Ryan Meade
Ivan Cooper, Fergus O’Ferrall, Ryan Meade

Photos from the launch of The People’s Conversation