IUA Future of Ireland Webinar: Mary Lou McDonald T.D on her vision for the future of Higher Education in Ireland - June 21 2021 (View Recording)

In the past two years, the IUA’s Future of Ireland series has hosted leaders from across Irish society. On 21 June, we were delighted to welcome Mary Lou McDonald T.D, President of Sinn Fein to our next Webinar. Educated in Trinity College Dublin, the University of Limerick and Dublin City University, she is no stranger to the sector. We heard Mary Lou McDonald’s insights and analysis on the challenges facing the third level sector and her vision for its future.

MC’d by Journalist and Broadcaster Louise Byrne, Mary Lou was also joined by panellists Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec and Prof Pól O Dochartaigh, Deputy President & Registrar of NUI Galway.

Opening comments were delivered by IUA Chair and President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh.

For those who were unable to attend on the day the recording of the event and Deputy McDonald’s speech are available below:

2021 June 21 IUA Future of Ireland Speech by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Keynote Speaker - Mary Lou McDonald T.D

Name and Title: Keynote Speaker - Mary Lou McDonald T.D
President of Sinn Fein

MC - Louise Byrne

Name and Title: MC - Louise Byrne
Journalist & Broadcaster

Panelist: Danny McCoy

Name and Title: Panelist: Danny McCoy
CEO of Ibec

Panelist: Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Name and Title: Panelist: Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Deputy President and Registrar NUI Galway