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Jan

08

10:30

The Irish Property Market;an analysis & dialogue

Dr.David Duffy

  • 📅Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

Dr. David Duffy, Director, Property Industry Ireland (PII), the IBEC group for businesses working in the property sector, has been instrumental in analysising recent market developments. In relation to Budget 2019, he is on record as saying:

“Affordability is one of the main challenges in the market at present. The allocation of funding to bring forward lands for subsidised, more affordable housing is a positive step. However, the lack of a definitive statement on the future of the HTB scheme, which is due to expire next year, risks causing uncertainty in the market. In addition, increasingly the sector faces labour and skills shortages. The lack of specific measures to attract labour back to Ireland into the property sector is disappointing.”

David looks forward to initiating a dialogue with U3A members on his perspectives on the future of the Irish property sector.


Jan

22

10:30

As myliu Lietuva! I love Lithuania!

Dónal Denham

  • 📅Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

In September 2005, Dónal was appointed as the the first resident Ambassador of Ireland to Lithuania, one of the 3 Baltic States which joined the European Union during the Irish presidency in 2004. Lithuania's capital city, Vilnius, is a gem of 18th century baroque architecture and the country, which claims with some justification to be the literal,geographic centre of Europe, has a rich history and culture which is little known even now in Western Europe.

Dónal, a self-confessed history buff, will attempt to convey why he found Lithuania such a delightful place to live and why it is his nomination as the next, yet-to-be-discovered tourist destination of preference for the discerning voyager.


Feb

05

10:30

Ageing Long & Well; yes, we can!

Prof.Rose Anne Kenny

  • 📅Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00

Rose Anne is Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin where she is Head of the academic Discipline of Medical Gerontology, Director of the Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital Dublin and Director of the new Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing.

Formerly Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Newcastle, where she developed her expertise in neurocardiovascular instability and mobility disorders.

Her current research interests are in neurocardiovascular function in ageing and cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction in syncope, falls, cognitive impairment and dementia. Collaborative partnerships range from basic science through to health service development and implementation. She is PI for the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a 10 year long study of 8,500 participants, unique in its collection of biological, social and economic measures, for Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL), developing technology solutions to address the consequences of ageing, and for longitudinal translational research program of neurocardiovascular instability in mild cognitive impairment and dementia.


Feb

19

10:30

Johann Sebastian Bach;his music

Tim Thurston

  • 📅Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

At long last, we have managed to secure the ever popular radio presenter, Tim Thurston who will tell us why JS Bach is one of his very favourite composers.


Mar

05

10:30

A History of Irish Foreign Policy, part 1

Dr. Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series.

  • 📅Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

Michael Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series published by the Royal Irish Academy.

Previously, Michael lectured in Modern and Irish History at Queen's University Belfast. He received his PhD from University College Dublin in 1994. He is co-editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, volumes I to IX and a native of Dalkey.


Mar

12

10:30

A History of Irish Foreign Policy, part 2

Dr. Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series.

  • 📅Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

Michael continues his exploration of what superficially may be described as some very dusty old files on Irish Foreign Policy...and makes some unique and surprising discoveries!





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