I.NY | A Conversation on Democracy Now

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Updated: September 20th, 2018

I.NY presents

A Conversation on Democracy Now

A panel of key voices on the potential of, and threats to, modern Irish and American democracy.


Lime Tree Theatre | Monday, Oct 8th | 8pm

*This is an I.NY FairPay event, where an audience can choose a ticket price best suited to them.

I.NY FairPay Price 1 €5

I.NY FairPay Price 2 €10

I.NY FairPay Price 3 €15

I.NY FairPay Price 4 €20


I.NY and The Sanders Institute present an evening of conversation and debate on the theme of Re-Vitalising Democracy.

The central message of The Sanders Institute is that a vital democracy requires an informed electorate, civil discourse and bold ideas. With that spirit at the heart of the conversation, the panel’s particular focus will be on the experience, responsibility and possibility of the New York Irish in the current political climate in America, and the trends and demographics in the contemporary Irish democratic process, in light of the recent referendum on Marriage Equality and the Repeal of the 8th Amendment.

Hosted and moderated by renowned journalist and commentator David McWilliams, the panel will include Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders (senior advisor to US Senator Bernie Sanders), Deirdre Duffy (Irish Centre for Civil Liberties), and Joey Kavanagh (founder of the Home to Vote movement), with further panellists to be added.

*Event Tickets and the I.NY FairPay Initiative: Many of the shows in the festival programme are free to attend. These free shows will still require you to book tickets however, as some have a limited capacity, and may book-out quickly. Please visit the website, and reserve your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Two shows in this year’s programme will feature the I.NY FairPay initiative, developed to ensure all audiences have access to festival events. FairPay events will have a range of ticket price options, allowing an audience member to get tickets at a price best suited to them. I.NY hopes to be able to extend this initiative to more shows in 2019, and therefor open up the festival to everyone interested in the Ireland New York story.

We look forward to seeing you at I.NY 2018.


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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