speaker-info

David McWilliams

Economist

David is an economist, broadcaster and journalist based in Ireland.

Events

68. Brexit: What does Germany really want?

The Town Hall

Brexit has obscured the real issue in Europe, which is what does Germany really want? After the second World War, Germany did not have the permission to say publically what it wants. But that is changing. Where Germany goes, Europe will go – and Ireland, shorn of one of its major allies in Europe, the […]

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25. How the rest of the world lives: Katherine Boo with David McWilliams

Secret Garden

Katherine Boo, one of the most acclaimed American investigative journalists and authors, documents the lives of forgotten people living in poverty. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the MacArthur “genius” award. There are books that change the way you feel and see the world. The Beautiful Forevers is one such book […]

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39. George Bernard Shaw: The Most Famous Irish Man Ever Sold Out

The Masonic Lodge

100 years ago, Dalkey’s greatest, George Bernard Shaw, was the most famous man on the planet. He was a global brand before global brands existed, a socialist thinker, agitator, vegetarian, novelist, columnist, world intellect and fiercely proud Irishman. The only man ever to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar until Bob Dylan joined […]

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9. When China Rules the World Sold Out

The Town Hall

It is only a matter of time, but very soon China will rule the world, if it wants to. What will that world look like? Will America cede top dog position peacefully? As the world’s axis shifts ever eastwards, what does this mean for us? With Michael Vatikiotis, Victor Mallet and David McWilliams. Price: €15.00

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11. The Retreat of the West: is democracy defeating itself? Sold Out

Secret Garden

Democracy is on the rocks. Populism is on the march. Democracy is eating itself from within, throwing up all sorts of extremists and populists. It is also losing ground, losing credibility and more significantly not providing stability. In France, Germany and Italy, populist parties are attracting millions of votes. Britain looks ungovernable and America is ruled […]

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2. Book Launch: David McWilliams launches Prishela Row’s Kindness of the Irish People – FREE EVENT

The Grapevine