Daniel O'Connell Memorial Lecture
The 2018 Daniel O’Connell Memorial Lecture will take place at 17.00 on Wednesday 28th November in the Gaffney Room, Distillery Building, Church Street.
This event has been hosted since 2008 and is a lecture, generally on a human rights theme, in honour of Daniel O’Connell, the great liberator, barrister, politician and defender of human rights who led the peaceful mass movement to Catholic emancipation in Ireland.
The first Daniel O’Connell Memorial Lecture was delivered by US lawyer Pierce O’Donnell who gave a talk on key events in Guantanamo Bay and US Supreme Court cases on enemy combatants' rights. Since then many eminent speakers have given the lecture including the now Chief Justice of Tanzania, Mohamed Chande Othman, Prof Patrick Geoghegan (TCD) and the late Hon Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, former President, Dr. Mary McAleese (in her last public appearance as President) and current President Michael D Higgins.
This year we are delighted to announce that Mr Kevin O’Malley, former US Ambassador to Ireland will be our guest speaker and his talk will focus on the rule of law, particularly in the United States.
Commences at 17.00 sharp and concludes with a drinks reception.
Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Registration is not currently available.