James Connolly Seminar

The Annual James Connolly Memorial Seminar is co-hosted by the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) on behalf of the Irish Association for Industrial Relations. 

 

 

PAST SEMINARS

Year Speaker  Topic

1998        

Prof. Patrick Gunnigle                                         

Social Partnership                        

1999

Mr. Des Geraghty, former President, SIPTU

  

2000

Dr. Ivana Bacik, Trinity College Dublin

New Ways of Enforcing Equality 

2001

Dr. John Fitzgerald, ESRI 

The Celtic Tiger: Problems and Possibilities 

2002 

Mr. David Begg, General Secretary, ICTU 

Does Social Partnership Have a Future? 

2003 

Mr. Rory O'Donnell, NESC 

Social Partnership: Does it Erode or Deepen Democracy? 

2004 

Mr. Jack O'Connor, President, SIPTU 

Social partnership: Where To Next? 

2005 

Mr. John Monks, ETUC 

Competitiveness: The European Way 

2006 

Mr. Bernard O'Hara 

Michael Davitt: Labour's Forgotten Leader? 

2007 

Prof. Phil Taylor, University of Strathcylde 

India Calling to Faraway Towns: Globalisation and Employee Relations in Indian Call Centres 

2008

Prof. Jill Rubery, Manchester Business School

Industrial Relations, Labour Market Segmentation and the (Under)Valuation of Womens Work 

2009 

Mr. Joseph Wallace, University of Limerick 

Irish Trade Unions and the EU: Historical Lessons and Current Perspectives 

2010 

Prof. Edmund Heery, Cardiff Business School 

Assessing Voice: the Debate over Worker Representation 

2011 

Dr. Michelle O'Sullivan, University of Limerick

Vulnerable Workers in the Boom: Voicing Problems and Non-unionism in a Large US MNC 

2012 

Prof. James Wickham, Trinity College Dublin 

Migration, Industrial Relations and the European Social Model 

2013

Prof. Tony Royle, University of Bradford

Trade Unions, International Labour Standards and the Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

2014

Dr. Thomas Turner, University of Limerick

Does Ownership of the Means of Production still Matter in the 21st Century?

2015

Prof. Terry McDonagh

Turning the Corner? Setting Irish Labour Relations in the Context of Crisis and the Prospect of Recovery

2016

Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington & Dr. Margaret Ward

Radical Lives: The Sheehy Skeffingtons, Constance Markievicz and James Connolly

2017

Prof. Tony Dundon, University of Manchester

The Maniplutaive Faces of Failure: the (potential) demise of HRM?

2018

Dr. Eugene Hickland

The Union Premium and the Future of Irish Trade Unions

2019

Dr. Daniel Finn

Corbyn, Labour, and the Brexit Crisis

 

For further information, contact Dr. Noel Harvey of GMIT.