Minister Micheal Martin delivers Lessons in Leadership Lecture
Leader of Fianna Fáil and Spokesperson on Northern Ireland, Mr Micheál Martin, TD, presented a talk entitled ‘Lessons in Leadership’ yesterday evening as part of the RCSI Institute of Leadership Lecture Series. The lecture was delivered to approximately 80 health professionals at 6pm at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.
Mr Martin’s lecture examined how strong leadership has delivered positive change in public health in the past and explored the importance of individual leadership in challenges that may arise in the next decade.
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin commented, “I am looking forward to addressing RCSI on the theme of leadership. At a time when public confidence in the ability of politics to deliver positive change is at an all-time low, it is important to examine and understand what strong leadership has delivered in the past, and can deliver again. I hope to reflect on major advances in public health over the history of the Republic, look at the role of individual leadership in each of those advances and discuss what challenges we are likely to face in the coming decade.”
Mr Dermot O’Flynn, Director of the Professional Development at the RCSI Institute of Leadership said: “‘We are delighted to welcome one of Ireland’s most experienced politicians, Micheál Martin, to deliver this evening’s 'Lessons in Leadership’ lecture. As current Leader of the Opposition and with a wealth of Ministerial experience in challenging portfolios including both Health and Education, we look forward to hearing his insights into the importance of strong leadership, which has shaped Ireland’s past and provides us with valuable lessons for the future.”
Pictured l-r Mr Dermot O'Flynn, Mr Declan Magee, President RCSI, Minister Micheal Martin, Prof Cathal Kelly, CEO RCSI.
Since entering national politics in 1989 the Cork South Central TD has served on the Fianna Fáil front bench and in four cabinet posts: Minister for Foreign Affairs (2008-January 2011), Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (2004-2008), Minister for Health (2000-04) and Minister for Education (1997-2000). Micheál was elected to his the position of Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil in January 2011 and is currently Leader of the Opposition.
The RCSI Institute of Leadership Lecture Series is free of charge but registration is essential in order to guarantee a place. For further information and to register visit: http://www.rcsi.ie/leadershiplectures2014-2015