We are losing global biodiversity at a rate unprecedented in human history. In Ireland, many of our protected habitats are in poor condition and 14% of assessed species are thought to be endangered. The number of plants, insects, mammals and birds that are threatened or endangered is growing year-on-year.
This matters for people as well as the planet. As the web of life breaks apart, the natural systems that give us food to eat, air to breathe and water to drink are increasingly vulnerable. Is that something we are prepared to accept?
It’s time for a new approach and a new understanding. That’s why we’re bringing academics, artists, businesses, community groups, conservationists, ecologists, farmers, fishers, foresters, government, landowners, local authorities, NGOS, politicians, scientists and state agencies together to discuss the challenges, explore the solutions and figure out how to work together to achieve our common goal of reversing biodiversity loss and implementing the National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017 – 2021.
The BBC World Service’s women’s Programme The Conversation, is staging a series of debates to explore the complexities, joys and hardships of being a woman in different parts of the world.
On February 26th we are coming to Dublin Castle to explore the hopes and frustrations of Irish women today. We have brought together a panel of successful and outspoken influencers, each a trailblazer in their field and responsible for pushing the boundaries of what women are allowed to have and achieve. They will discuss life after the referendums, and what’s next in the fight for equality in Ireland.
Ailbhe Smyth: veteran feminist activist who led the Repeal the 8th Campaign and founded ‘Marriage Equality’ to fight for the rights of same sex couples to marry.
Stefanie Preissner: best-selling author, screenwriter and playwright and the creator of Ireland’s hit TV series ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’.
Nicci Daly: Irish Hockey Star, Motorsport and Data Engineer and founder of ‘Formula Females’, a campaign to promote women in motor racing.
Dil Wickremasinghe: ground-breaking broadcaster in mainstream Irish media who publically called out sexism in the workplace in 2017.
Want to get involved? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a question for our panel.
The panel will be moderated by BBC World Service presenter, Kim Chakanetsa.
Sip & sample gins of every kind with bespoke serves, explore food pairings that are unique with gin, attend a masterclass or foraging lesson with Ireland’s leading ambassadors or try a gin cocktail from some of Irelands most esteemed bars and restaurants
The iconic Printworks at Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 will host Gin Experience Dublin, immerse yourself in the flavours of botanicals sourced both locally and abroad
DATE: Friday 12th April & Saturday 13th April 2019
TIMES: Friday 6.00pm-9.30pm | Saturday 1.00pm-4.30pm | Saturday 5.30pm-9.00pm
VENUE: Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin
TICKET PRICE: €40.00, plus booking fee. Must be purchased in advance.
A minimum of €10 per ticket will be donated to Debra Ireland
Strictly over 18’s. I.D required. Visit www.drinkaware.ie