The Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Brendan O’Leary, will provide the keynote address at the Drumboe Spring School.
The address, titled ‘Public Opinion and Strategic Thinking on Uniting Ireland”, will be given on the 11th March in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey, to mark the 100 the 100th Anniversary of the execution of the Drumboe Martyrs.
Chairperson of the organising committee for the Spring School, Maria Doherty said “I am delighted to welcome Brendan O’Leary to provide the key note address to the Spring School on the 11th March.
“Professor O’Leary has studied and written extensively on Irish politics and his latest book, ‘Making Sense of a United Ireland’, was published in 2022.
“Professor O’Leary has practical knowledge of political and constitutional issues, having been a political advisor to British and Irish Governments before and during the peace process.
“He was also a political advisor to the British Labour Shadow Cabinet on N.Ireland, advising the shadow Secretaries of State, including the late Mo Mowlam, on various political issues affecting the
north of Ireland.
“He also provided advice to Irish, British, and American ministers and officials during the peace process.
“I have no doubt that Professor O’Leary’s rich experience and knowledge will provide the basis for unique and valuable insight on current issues in Irish politics and the future of our Island.
“The Spring School is a free event and open to members of the public and further information on the range of interesting speakers and topics can be found at Eventbrite, where people can register to