The 2019 Sheehy Skeffington School on Social Justice and Human Rights will be held on Friday 10th of May, The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 (registration opens 5.15pm).


The theme is : Rediscovering Democracy and the Common Good: The Contribution of Human Rights.

Click here for the programme. Speaker biographies are available here.
Reserve your place (attendance is free) on this link.


The Sheehy Skeffington School 2012-2019.

This is the final Sheehy Skeffington School.  A summary of previous school themes and contributions can be found here, while our resources menu has further details on the Sheehy Skeffington Schools since 2014. The original motivation to hold the school and the foundation committee can be seen here.

The 2019 School

2019 marks the centenary of one of the final steps leading to an assertion of independence and the formation of the Irish state. In 1919 the first Dail met 

The 2019 Sheehy Skeffington School will focus on how the democratic model can best be reconfigured in a way that protects democracy itself and safeguards human rights and human dignity. This is an urgent task that we all need to take seriously in order to preserve participatory democracy and prevent the dismantling of the human rights structure built so carefully and with such difficulty over many years.


Please check our ‘Resources’ menu item for details of previous Schools