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9 August 2022  


Patrick McGilligan: a new statesman for a new state

Patrick McGilligan, Image courtesy of ESB Archives

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Patrick McGilligan: a new statesman for a new state

14 July 2022, 49 Merrion Square East

Patrick McGilligan (1889-1979) was a TD from 1923-1965. During which time, he served as Minister for Industry & Commerce, External Affairs and Finance. He was called to the bar in 1921, and later became Professor of Law at UCD in 1934. He was the 14th Attorney General. This seminar will examine McGilligan’s contribution to the political, social, economic, and constitutional development of the Irish Free State.

The seminar forms part of the National University of Ireland’s programme of events to mark the Decade of Centenaries.

Please click here to register for the seminar.

PROGRAMME Click to download digital programme

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Economic freedom: McGilligan in context
    Dr Ciara Meehan, Hertford University
  3. ‘The most brilliant of the new men in the cabinet’:
    McGilligan as Minister for External Affairs: 1927-1932

    Dr Michael Kennedy, RIA
  4. The ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’: Patrick McGilligan’s political career, 1932 to 1957
    Dr David McCullagh, RTÉ
  5. Lunch
  6. Patrick McGilligan and the Shannon Electrification Scheme
    Dr Maurice Manning, NUI
  7. Patrick McGilligan and the status of the Irish Free State
    Dr Thomas Mohr, UCD
  8. Patrick McGilligan and his influence on Irish constitutional developments
    Justice Gerard Hogan
  9. Patrick McGilligan: a forgotten legacy
    Prof Mary E. Daly, UCD
10.45 am
    Opening Remarks
11.00 am
    Economic freedom: McGilligan in context
    Dr Ciara Meehan, Hertford University
11.30 am
    ‘The most brilliant of the new men in the cabinet’:
    McGilligan as Minister for External Affairs: 1927-1932
    Dr Michael Kennedy, RIA
12.00 pm
    The ‘Scarlet Pimpernel’: Patrick McGilligan’s political career,
    1932 to 1957
    Dr David McCullagh, RTÉ
12.30 pm
    Lunch
1:30 pm
    Patrick McGilligan and the Shannon Electrification Scheme
    Dr Maurice Manning, NUI
2:00 pm
    Patrick McGilligan and the status of the Irish Free State
    Prof Thomas Mohr, UCD
2:30 pm
    Patrick McGilligan and his influence on
    Irish constitutional developments
    Justice Gerard Hogan
3:00 pm
    Patrick McGilligan: a forgotten legacy
     Prof Mary E. Daly, UCD

All welcome. Registration for in person attendance is required

The seminar will be recorded and available to view on the NUI website.

For further details contact: publications@nui.ie


 

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