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2017 International Summit on Ageing with an Intellectual Disability

The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability inaugural event, the 2017 International Summit on Ageing with an Intellectual Disability, will take place from 8.30am – 5.30pm at Stanley Quek Theatre in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin. This one-day event, led by national and international experts in ageing and intellectual disability, will present research findings and demonstrate how data is informing evidence-based policymaking and transforming health and social care services around the world. Leading with findings from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), research translations from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States will be presented to address challenges and offer solutions to key health, wellness and social care issues for those ageing with an intellectual disability. Please note that a discount is available for groups purchasing 10 or more tickets. For more information, please contact Sarah Bowman at or 01 896 2771. Registrations is here.

Date: 20 September 2017

Time: 08:30 – 17:30

Location: Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Asylum Seekers Right to Work - Implementing the Supreme Court ruling

In May the Supreme Court ruled that the complete ban on asylum seekers working was unconstitutional and gave the Oireachtas six months to take action on its ruling. Ireland and Lithuania are the only countries in the EU that completely ban asylum seekers from working. This conference will highlight ways in which the Supreme Court ruling can be implemented humanely and effectively. Among the conference speakers will be former Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness, leading economist Jim Power, CEO of Virgin Media Tony Hanway, businessman Fintan Drury, Dr Liam Thornton of UCD School of Law and sociologist Dr Mary Murphy. There will also be a panel of former asylum seekers who have successfully integrated into the Irish workforce and society.

The audience will be made up of policy makers, lawyers, business people, academics, refugees and asylum seekers and their support organisations, and interested members of the public. Places at this conference are limited and early booking is essential. Please book your place through Eventbrite here

Date: 21 September 2017

Time: 10.30am - 17.15

Location: Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin

The Colombian Peace Process: Opportunities and Challenges Thursday

This public seminar on the Columbian Peace Process is organised by the Irish School of Ecumenics and the Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice in collaboration with the Colombian Embassy, and is supported by Trinity Long Room Hub. The event will be Chaired by Professor Linda Hogan FTCD, Professor of Ecumenics. Speakers include: H.E. Néstor Osorio, Ambassador of Colombia to UK and Ireland. Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process. Sorley McCaughey, Head of Advocacy and Policy, Christian Aid, Ireland. David Mitchell

Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Trinity College Dublin As places are limited, please register by the 24th of September. To register please contact Dr David Mitchell,  or Dr Jude Lal Fernando,

Date: 28 September 2017

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Location: Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin