Full Schedule

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Time Item Room

Registration Opens

Conference Lobby, O’Connell Room 2,Lower Ground Floor
9:30 Voting Opens O’Connell Room 1, Lower Ground Floor

Conference Opening

Welcome by Cllr Gary Gannon

Adoption of Standing Orders Committee Report

Presentation and Discussion:

  • National Executive and National Council Reports
  • Parliamentary Party Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • General Secretary’s Report
Ballroom, 1st Floor
10:00 Hustings
  • Introduction of Candidates for National Executive and Standing Orders Committee
  • Presentations from Candidates for Chair and Vice Chair
Ballroom, 1st Floor


Chair: Cllr Elisa O’Donovan

Introduction: Cllr Cian O’Callaghan

Answerable to the People – Making Local Democracy Work Better

Dr. Aodh Quinlivan

Department of Government and Politics and the Director of the Centre for Local and Regional Governance at University College Cork.


Ballroom, 1st Floor
11:15 Coffee Ballroom, 1st Floor
11:45 Lessons from the Local Election Campaign: Building towards the General Election
1. Party Members and Campaign Teams Ballroom, 1st Floor
2. Campaign Managers Trinity Room 1
3. Candidates Trinity Room 2, Lower Ground Floor
1:00 Lunch – Voting Ends 2pm Gallery Restaurant


Chair: Cllr Ronan Moore

Introduction: Cllr Owen Hanley

A Fairer, Sustainable Future

Frances Northrop

Director of Programmes and Practice at the New Economics Foundation, UK.


Ballroom, 1st Floor
2:45 Motions:
1. Policy Motions (4-18) Ballroom, 1st Floor
2. Constitutional (1-3) and Organisational Motions (19-22) Trinity Room 1, Lower Ground Floor
4:00 Voting on Motions in Plenary Ballroom, 1st Floor
4:15 Coffee Conference Lobby, Lower Ground Floor
4:30 Conference Closing Session
  • Announcement of Election Results
  • Introduction of Councillors
  • Reflections on the Election: Cllr Clare Claffey
  • Introduction: Cllr Jennifer Whitmore
  • Leaders’ Address: Róisín Shortall TD and Catherine Murphy TD
Ballroom, 1st Floor
5:30 Closing Reception Ballroom, 1st Floor