Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society

2005 Conference Programme

9.30 Registration and Refreshments


10.30 Chairperson’s Welcome and Introduction

Mr Pat Cox, former President, European Parliament



10.40 Opening Address

Mrs. Deirdre Clune, Lord Mayor of Cork

Biography Address


10.50 Town and City Centres and the Evening and Night Time Economy

Ms. Hannah Mummery, Special Projects Manager, The Civic Trust, United Kingdom

Biography Abstract Presentation


11.20 Alcohol and the Community: A Perspective from Down Under

Dr. Mike MacAvoy, Chief Executive Officer, The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand

Biography Abstract Presentation


12.20 Alcohol and the Community in Ireland

Mr. Sean Power, T.D., Minister of State, Department of Health and Children

Biography Abstract Address


12.50 Discussion


13.00 Lunch


14.00 Cork City Challenge Project

Ms. Liz McAvoy, City Centre Co-ordinator, Cork City Challenge

Biography Abstract Presentation


14.20 Best Bar None

Sgt. Jan Brown and Inspector Steve Greenacre, Greater Manchester Police

Biography Abstract Presentation


14.40 The Future of the Irish Pub within Wider Society

Ms. Julie Gannon, Research Project Manager and Ms. Gillian O’ Brien, Doctoral student, The Futures

Academy, Dublin Institute of Technology

Biography Abstract Presentation


15.00 A Regional Community Initiative: The North West Alcohol Forum

Mr. Pat Harvey, former Chief Executive Officer, North Western Health Board and initial sponsor of

North West Alcohol Forum; now Special Adviser to Forum

Biography Abstract Presentation Address


15.20 Alcohol, Sport and Community in Ireland

Mr. Sean Kelly, President, Gaelic Athletic Association

Biography Abstract Presentation Address


15.40 Discussion and Conclusion


16.00 End of Conference

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