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Green Foundation Ireland is pleased to invite you to an afternoon Book Launch:
“RECONNECTING WITH BÖLL – An Irish Journey”
edited by JOHN GORMLEY, former Minister for the Environment
WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2023 – 13:00 to 15:00 (Irish time)
(registration starts at 12:45)
Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin, D02 XK40.
The Mansion House is situated in Dawson Street, Dublin 2 – here is a map to help you located it. Access to the Oak Room (where our event is being held) is via the entrance to the left of the building. This is a shared entrance with the Round Room. For those with a disability, access is via a platform lift which can be found to the left of the building. Please let us know in advance if you require assistance, so a member of the Mansion House staff can be assigned to help you on the day.
Public transport is probably the best option as car parking in front of the Mansion House is strictly forbidden. The location is close to the LUAS at the Dawson stop and to bus routes that travel along Dawson Street.
The nearest car parking is either at Dawson Street (which is via School House Lane and is immediately behind the Mansion House) or at the Setanta Centre.
former Chair of Green Foundation Ireland.
Our Guest Speakers
Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Marine ecologist and campaigner, and the founder of Coastwatch Europe.
JAN PHILIPP ALBRECHT
Co-President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and former MEP and Minister for the Environment in Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany.
Chair of ScreenGreening, and former Minister for the Environment and Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Artist living in Cologne, has done extensive work on the Cillíní of Achill island, and the son of Heinrich Böll.
German Ambassador to Ireland.
While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
Please secure your place by booking here.
As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session
which will allow full participation by those attending.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
At a meeting in Germany between John Gormley (former Minister for the Environment) and Jan Philipp Albrecht (the incoming President of the Heinrich Böll Foundation), they discussed the possibility of collaboration with Green Foundation Ireland. The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a member of the Green European Foundation.
John suggested a visit to Ireland to re-establish the Irish connection with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and this took place from 12-15 September 2022, along with René Böll (the son of Heinrich) and GFI’s Tommy Simpson.
Following on from this visit, a book Reconnecting with Böll – An Irish Journey, edited by John, was published in December 2022.