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Event - Cleaning up Irish Politics

Dublin, 9 December 2010 - Transparency International Ireland will mark the launch of the Global Corruption Barometer and International Anti-Corruption Day by hosting a public event titled "Cleaning up Irish politics". This event will provide an opportunity to discuss the decline in public trust in government and politics in Ireland and explore some of the solutions to this decline.

Date:            Thursday, December 9th 2010
Time:            6.30pm to 8.00pm
Attendance:   Free and open to the public, Priority booking for supporters and members
Venue:          Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland


  • John Devitt (CEO, Transparency International Ireland)
  • Jim Glennon (Chair, Edelman Ireland and former TD for the Dublin North constituency)
  • Dr. Jane Suiter (Lecturer, Department of Government, University College Cork)
  • Moderator: Justine McCarthy (Sunday Times columist)

The Global Corruption Barometer is an annual survey published by Transparency International that measures ordinary people's experiences of corruption in over 80 countries around the world. Ireland is included among those countries for the first time in three years. The contributors will offer their thoughts on how public trust can be restored in Irish politics and government.