May 1, 2020

‘It’s life Jim, but not as we know it’ – this phrase (made famous in ‘Star Trekkin’’ by The Firm – and never actually uttered by Mr Spock himself) seems an apt summary of my feelings today.

The world has changed – and not just temporarily. We are moving from an initial...

August 8, 2019

I need your help.  Will you please consider helping me to fund raise for Focus Ireland’s Shine a Light campaign, to enable people to get out of homelessness?

The Department of Housing has stated that there were 10,172 people homeless in June 2019 across Ireland.  T...

February 25, 2019

This point was echoed in Saturday’s ‘Diversity on Screen’ panel as part of the ongoing Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF), organised in collaboration with Screen Ireland. Following on from Friday’s world premiere of A Girl from Mogadishu[1], this wa...

January 22, 2019

As a privileged white man, I know I am lucky. I am lucky to have had the support and sponsorship throughout my education and professional careers that has enabled me to perform at my best and be recognised for my best, without any significant barriers.

I was extremely l...

December 3, 2018

I have always felt that RTÉ, as our national public service broadcaster, is an important, relevant and trusted institution. As someone who has lived and worked abroad for a significant majority of the last 20 years, I have grown to respect and rely upon access to its n...

September 26, 2018

Having braved the stormy weather last Thursday evening, I found myself in the impressive board room on the top floor of Chartered Accountants House on Pearse Street. The reason? I had been asked to present on ‘Diversity & Inclusion – what it is, why it matters and what...

September 13, 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the Ireland launch of the new global Diversity & Inclusion Embassy, Diversein (www.diversein.com). Founded by the remarkable Furkan Karayel (pictured left, a software engineer turned entrepreneur and an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion lead...

January 25, 2018

Over the last few decades, concepts of equality, non-discrimination, diversity & inclusion have been expressed and espoused by many leading lights in business and society. This global debate has more recently washed onto Irish shores and with the advent of marriage equ...

November 16, 2017

It's one of the more popular ways I've been sharing insights, trends and the future of Inclusion & Diversity related topics.

We're now taking our next 3 bookings for Q2, 2018. 

Here's how it works: 

1. You choose a topic that is timely for your organisation. 

2. Book the d...