Muiris MacCarthaigh: "Accounting for the 2008 Irish Economic Crisis: The Role of Public Apologies"


Location: Webinar Format


Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Politics and Public Administration at Queen’s University Belfast, and former President of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (2016-19). His most recent book Public Sector Reform in Ireland: Countering Crisis examines the unprecedented state retrenchment and reform that followed the Irish economic crisis of 2007/8.

In this presentation, drawing upon his research as part of the Apologies, Abuses and Dealing with the Past project, Dr MacCarthaigh will examine the role public apologies have played in dealing with the legacy of the 2008 economic crisis in Ireland. He will take the banking sector as his particular focus.