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Pobal conference report and video published
06 February 2017
Pobal Conference 
 Creating an Inclusive Labour Market 
Pobal hosted a one-day, national conference which brought together employment service providers from the statutory, community, local development and private sectors to discuss challenges and good practice regarding the creation of inclusive labour markets in Ireland.  

Speaker presentations
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Breakfast Briefing
·         Seamus McGuinness, ESRI
Workshop 3:
The role of social enterprise in promoting inclusive local labour markets
·         Alan Curtis, Pobal
·         Eamonn McCann, Wicklow Travellers Group
·         John Murphy, Speedpak Group
Plenary Session 1
How Inclusive is Today’s Labour Market?
·         Philip O’Connell, UCD
·         Donald Storrie, Eurofound
Workshop 4:
Inclusive local labour markets: An employer perspective
·         Dorinda Ryder, Medtronic
Workshop 1
Interagency cooperation for a more inclusive local labour market
·         Siobhan Lawlor, DSP
·         Colin Donnery, Turas Nua
Workshop 5:
Homelessness and access to the labour market: An integrated approach
·         Neil Forsyth, Focus Ireland
·         Paula McGrath, Achievers Resource Solutions
Workshop 2
The activation agenda and local government
·         Deiric Ó Broin, NorDubCo
Workshop 6:
Apprenticeships in Ireland: New opportunities
·         Paul O’Toole, Solas
·         Tommy Coleman, Tipperary ETB

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