Probus Dún Laoghaire Marine
Future Events Programme

Nov

02

11:00

Enhancing the Effectiveness of EU Human Rights Policy

Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

  • 📅Monday, November 2, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)

Eamon Gilmore took up his duties as EU Special Representative for Human Rights on 1 March 2019 and has been appointed initially for two years.



Nov

09

11:00

'Whither a shared island?'

Colum Eastwood MP, Leader of the SDLP

  • 📅Monday, November 9, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)



Nov

16

11:00

'Ireland's Miss Liberty'

Michael Kenny, Probus Member

  • 📅Monday, November 16, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)



Nov

23

11:00

Diplomacy: Stasis or Transformation

Michael Lillis, former diplomat

  • 📅Monday, November 23, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)

- The Four Horsemen, John Hume, breaching British control of US policy on Ireland since Partition in Carter Initiative of August 1977;

- Thatcher eliminates Unionist veto in Anglo-Irish Agreement 1985;

- Bunker Days (and nights): Irish Govt team in Stormont 1985 - 87;

- Stasis: Two nights alone with Castro : UN Mission on Human Rights in Cuba 1988: leader he most admired was Franco.



Nov

30

11:00

'The Holocaust' - a second generation perspective

Oliver Sears, proprietor Oliver Sears Gallery, Fitzwilliam Street

  • 📅Monday, November 30, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)

Monika, mother of Oliver, escaped from the hands of the Nazis in World War II when she was thrown as a 4-year old child, from a train on its way to Treblinka extermination camp in 1943. The camp operated from 23 July 1942 to 19 October 1943 and was located in a forest adjacent to the village of Trebinka, four kilometres south of Warsaw. Between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews were killed in its gas chambers, along with 2,000 Romani people. Wood from the forest was used to fuel the cremation pits.



Dec

07

11:00

Kremlin Nightmares

Conor O'Clery, former Moscow Correspondent of The Irish Times

  • 📅Monday, December 7, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)

Conor O'Clery arrived in Moscow in 1987 to report on the changes being initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union. He recruited the lady who would later become his wife, Zhanna - an Armenian-born PhD student resident in Krasnoyarsk Siberia as a translator. Conor wrote a book in 2018 'The Shoemaker and His Daughter' about Zhanna and her family. This reveals a very personal glimpse of the Soviet Union.



Dec

14

11:00

A Musical Profile of Sir Arthur Sullivan, with a little help from WS Gilbert'

Raymond Burke, Probus Member

  • 📅Monday, December 14, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM Meeting (map)

Gilbert & Sullivan - The Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the dramatist Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900).






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