13-16 June 2024

The 2nd Irish Republic: Reimagining Ireland for the 21st Century

Ireland needs a reset. We have so much talent and so much money now, but we appear hampered by indecision. The country has never been richer but politics and society are divided. In the arts, Ireland is going through a purple patch from writing to acting and filmmaking. Ireland’s cultural output has never been stronger, yet at home we are at each other’s throats. Is it time for a New Republic? The French are in their Fifth Republic, why don’t we do something similar and start all over again, with new objectives, new metrics and a new vision?

Fintan O’Toole, Will O’Brien, Luke O’Neill, Sarah Cullen with Jennifer O’Connell