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Stephen Collins is an award-winning journalist and Political Editor of the Irish Times. He has also written several books including the bestselling ‘The Power Game’ which reflects on the trials and tribulations of the Fianna Fáil party and ‘People, Politics and Power’ which examines the defining episodes in the progression of Democracy in Ireland. Stephen has also held the position of Political Editor at The Irish Press and Sunday Tribune.
Professor David Farrell holds the Chair of Politics at UCD. An expert on the study of political parties and electoral systems, his most recent publication ‘Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy’ was published by Oxford University Press last year. Prof Farrell returned to Ireland in 2009 after more than two decades working in the UK, most recently as Head of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.
Dr Colum Kenny, BCL, Barrister-at-Law, is Professor of Communications at Dublin City University. The author of ten books, including ‘Moments that Changed Ireland since 1973’(Gill & Macmillan), he is a regular columnist with the Sunday Independent. A member of the current Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and of the former Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, he also served on the Media Mergers Advisory Group that reported in 2009. He was a founding director of the EU MEDIA Desk in Ireland.
Dr. Jane Suiter is a lecturer, researcher and political analyst at Dublin City University. Jane is on the advisory board of the Irish National Election Study and worked as an academic advisor to the We the Citizens initiative - a pilot citizen assembly. She is a Co-Founder of politicalreform.ie - a forum for moderated analysis of issues relating to political reform broadly conceived. Dr.