Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Guest Speakers 2017

David-Rane
David Rane

BAFTA-winning producer and director.
Over the last 20 years David has produced many award-winning documentary films for national and international broadcasters, a number of animated films, and a number of short fiction films. His company,

Neasa Ní Chianáin
Neasa Ní Chianáin

freelance Art Director on Irish feature film and television projects, such as ‘All Soul’s Day’, Angela’s Ashes’, ‘A Love Divided’ and the BBC series, ‘Rebel Heart’. Neasa started directing documentaries in 2001 with ‘No Man’s Land’, a critically acclaimed film about the asylum process in Ireland.

Jim-Rohan
Jim Rohan

Jim Rohan is the second oldest in his family. and lives in Kilkenny. Jim loves doing the drama in KCAT and enjoys meeting different people that have different abilities and disabilities. Rohan is one of the founding members of Equinox, and has worked with the company since 2008…

Shane Byrne
Shane Byrne

Shane is the eldest of his family, with two sisters. He is 34 years old. Equinox is one of the reasons why he went to Camphill Callan a few years ago. He is one of the founding members having done drama before starting with the company having picked drama in Trinity College before that, he had worked with Shadowbox Theatre Company.

Medb-Lambert
Medb Lambert

Co Artistic Director at Asylum Productions, Trinity College, Dublin – Theatre artist. Artistic Coordinator of Equinox Theatre Company at KCAT Art Centre. Sometime designer, writer, performer, More often producer. Passionate about social inclusion.

Dr Vicky Conway
Dr Vicky Conway

Vicky is a leading researcher on policing in Ireland with an emphasis on the intersection between social change, police culture and police accountability. She has conducted innovative qualitative research in this area, funded by the British Academy, which has resulted in two monographs on policing in Ireland (The Thick Blue Wall: The Morris Tribunal and Police Accountability…

Cormac Breatnach  
Cormac Breatnach

is a musician and producer of the Whistle-Blower film with Director Trish Mc Adam and brother of Osgur Breatnach accused and sentenced to 12 years for the Sallins Mail Train Robbery in 1976.

John Power Author of Maritime History of County Wexford
John Power

Author of Maritime History of County Wexford – Volumes 1- 3. John Power, who spent over 37 years working as a commercial fisherman, also long time Secretary of the Kilmore Quay Fishermen’s Co-Operative, who was elected Chairman of the Irish Federation of Fishermen’s Co-operatives established in 1971 to represent fishing interests during EEC entry negotiations and is a former director of Bord Iascaigh Mhara. He is also a former assistant editor of the Kilmore Parish Journal.

Tina Paulick
Tina Paulick

Student, Blogger. Tina is a 24 year old student from Germany living in Ireland having come to Ireland through the Erasmus Programme in 2016 choosing NUIG. She is visually impaired and lives, studies and works in Galway. “Studying abroad being visually impaired needs more preparation, but it is also worth it” she has said in REHACARE Magazine.

Laura Way
Laura Way

Owner/Writer/Director/Producer at Bodecii Film & Riff Raff Theatre Filmbase & Staffordshire University. Laura formerly a film and TV actress, is an award winning writer/director. Formerly a director with one of Irelands leading commercial production companies, Pull The Trigger, Laura set up Bodecii Film, a Wexford based production company developing original indigenous TV and Film, commercials and vision films.

Frank Amann
Frank Amann

Director was born 1961 in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1989 he was awarded his MA in Philosophy, Politics, Cinema Studies, J. W. Goethe-University Frankfurt/ Main Assistant Cameraman. In 1994 he was the visiting scholar at the National Film- and Television School (NFTS), Beaconsfield/…

Ailbhe Smyth
Ailbhe Smyth

Irish academic, feminist socialist and lesbian activist. She was a founding director of the Women’s Education, Resource and Research Centre (WERRC), University College Dublin (UCD). Ailbhe Smyth began her involvement in activism in the 1970s whilst a student as part of the women’s liberation movement. She was the head of Women’s Studies in UCD from 1990 to 2006, and now works independently. Smyth is a spokeswoman and convener for the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Annette-Mooney
Annette Mooney

Teacher activist and member of The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland. The ASTI union has led the campaign for equal pay despite a brutal right-wing Government’s abuse of power in using FEMPI to withhold increments and other elements of pay and conditions in order to coerce members into backing down. Members had the courage to face down the Government for completely honorable reasons – equal pay for equal work.

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Gino Kenny

People Before Profit Alliance TD for Dublin Mid West. Clondalkin. Gino Kenny has lived in Clondalkin since 1979. He first became a political activist in 1994 during the successful Anti Water Charges Campaign in Clondalkin. Gino was elected to South Dublin County Council in 2009 and subsequently re-elected in May 2014.

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Jimmy Kelly

Irish Regional Secretary of the UNITE trade union. He spent most of his working life at Waterford Crystal as a craftsman and then a workplace representative. He became an active lay member of what was the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union and took on his first full time role…

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WEN Hai

Director, Cinematographer & Editor. WEN Hai studied at the Beijing Film Academy and has since 2001 been active as an independent film director. Among his best known films are Floating Dust (2003)…

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