REGIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION IRISH BRANCH
One Day Conference
New Regional Governance in Ireland: Perspectives And Challenges
Renehan Hall, NUI Maynooth
Monday 21 January 2013
Keynote Speakers (for full program, see below):
Mr. Phil Hogan T.D. – Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
Professor John Tomaney – Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. (Speaker sponsored by the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis)
Professor Michiel de Vries – Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The recently announced Action Programme for Local Government includes substantial changes to the organisation of regional government and governance in Ireland. The current eight regional authorities and two regional assemblies will disappear and be replaced by three regional assemblies. The Irish branch of the RSA invites you to a one-day conference on the theme of “new regional governance in Ireland: perspectives and challenges”.
Registration and updates
Registration fee: 50 Euro including lunch.
Online Registration at: http://www.bookyourplace.ie
For conference updates see: http://www.regionalstudies.org/events/event/new-regional-governance-in-ireland
New Regional Governance: Provisional Program
09:00-9:30 Registration Coffee
09:40-10:00 – Dr. Chris van Egeraat (Chair Regional Studies Association, Irish Branch) – Setting the scene.
10:00- 10:45 – Professor John Tomaney, UCL (Speaker sponsored by NIRSA, NUIM) – Regional government restructuring in England: lessons for Ireland.
10:45-11.30 – Professor Michiel De Vries (Radboud University the Netherlands) – Perspectives on recent developments in public sector reform in the Netherlands.
11.50-12.30 Dr. Proinnsias Breathnach (NUIM) – Regional governance and regional development: implications of the Action Programme for Local Government.
12.30-13.00 Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government – Conference Address.
13.00-14.00 Lunch Pugin Hall
14.00-14.30 Stephen Blair (Director of the S&E Regional Assembly) – New Regional Structures – Organising the Transition
14.30-15.00 Dr. William Brady (UCC) – Local government reform in Ireland: an opportunity for effective metropolitan planning?
15.00-15.30 Dr. Vincent Cunnane (CEO Shannon Development) Regional Governance and Economic Development: Change and Renewal in the Shannon Region.
16.00-17.00 Panel Discussion