IRELAND’S EDGE –ENDINGS AND EDGES, BONDS AND BORDERLANDS
DINGLE | 2019
Sovereignty, national borders, citizenship, climate, international trade, gender and technological innovation are issues that have been subjects of continuous discourse, argument and reappraisal in 2019. The attendant uncertainties and ambiguities have impacted on every aspect of life and society; in art and culture, in the economy, in politics, education, media and business. Accepted narratives of place and identity are becoming disturbed in the process.
These issues are increasingly acute for Ireland and the Irish abroad, particularly in the context of the changing dynamics of Ireland’s relationships with the EU, Britain and the United States of America. Long established practices and procedures in politics, business and diplomacy are undergoing profound change.
Innovation, creativity and an ability to adapt are distinctive features of the Irish “edge” and will be key to the transition now underway.
This borderland between the known predictable world and the uncharted territory ahead will frame our discussions at Ireland's Edge this November in Dingle.
As ever, the Ireland's Edge talks and performances will happen in the company of a curious attendance of thinkers, policy makers, innovators, commentators and artists.
- Donie O'Sullivan, Reporter, CNN
- Peter Geoghegan, Journalist at openDemocracy + Author of upcoming book Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics
- Carole Cadwalladr, Investigative Journalist + Features Writer, The Observer and The Guardian
- Michael Keegan-Dolan, Artistic Director of Teac Damsa
- Timmy Creed, Writer + Performer of SPLICED
- Sophie Motley, Artistic Director, Pentabus Rural Theatre Company
- Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Director, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
- Ray Giffen, Creative Director, The Duncairn Belfast
- Eimear Ryan, Writer
- Matthew O'Toole, Former Brexit spokesperson in Number 10 Downing Street + Writer on British and Irish Politics
- Cormac Begley
- Dr Christopher Kissane, Historian + Journalist
- Crash Ensemble
- Kate Ellis, Artistic Director and Cellist, Crash Ensemble
- Guillaume Auvray (in collaboration with Virtual Reality Ireland) Interdisciplinary Artist, Composer and Conductor
- Mark Duncan, Co-Director, Century Ireland and Founder of the InQuest Research Group
- Manchán Magan, Irish writer, traveller and television programme maker
- Saoirse McHugh, Environmentalist and Activist
- Martha Farrell, Co-Founder and Director of the Maharees Conservation Association