The President of Ireland has asked the seven Universities, along with DIT, to further the discourse on ethics through hosting events across the campuses in the Academic Year 2013/2014. It is expected that these events will culminate in an event hosted at Áras an Uachtaráin towards the end of 2014. The aim is to enhance awareness of ethical responsibility in the professions and in the public domain, and to engage young people in the debate on ethical standards. The key objective is to enhance community engagement with ethics issues at the local level and nationally.
In rising to this challenge, on Tuesday, 24 June 2014, Dr Ronni Greenwood is organising and chairing an event titled: The Ethics of ‘Home': Direct Provision, Homelessness and Ireland’s Housing Policies. This seminar will take place in The Exhibition Area, Limerick City Hall from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Registration is required, and those interested in attending should email Niamh O’Sullivan on niamh.Osullivan@ul.ie or by calling 061-234607. The full programme is as follows:
- Dr Eoin O’Sullivan (TCD): “Institutions and the Production of Homelessness: Ethics, Service Provision and the Representation of Homelessness”
- Dr Liam Thornton (UCD): “The Rights of Others: Asylum Seekers and Direct Provision in Ireland”
- Dr Daithi Downey (DRHE): Reframing Housing Values Towards an Ethical Housing Policy”