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Limerick Civic Trust Autumn Lecture Series presents Simon Carswell 

Limerick Civic Trust Autumn Lecture Series presents Simon Carswell 

Simon Carswell, a correspondent with The Irish Times, will signal a warning of the dangers of leaving people behind following Trumpism, Brexit and economic recovery at a talk at the Limerick Civic Trust Autumn Lecture Series on Thursday, October 5 at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Hailing from Limerick, Simon was based in Washington Correspondent from 2103 to 2017 and covered the 2016 US presidential election and the rise of Donald Trump.  Since returning from the US, he has reported on Brexit and the UK general election.




Drawing from this experience, his talk is titled “The risks of leaving people behind” the fallout of Economic Recovery, Trumpism & Brexit”. It will be moderated by Dr. Michele O’Dwyer of UL’s Kemmy Business School.

Organised in conjunction with UL’s Kemmy Business School and the support of LIT and Limerick Council, the six-part series of public lectures will examine many topical issues like the impact of Brexit, Trumpism, immigration, integration in multi-cultural societies, censorship and lots more.

Other speakers in the series include; Stephen Green, former head of HSBC, Shaykh Dr. Uma Al-Qadri, head Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland, Jodie Ginsberg, Index on Censorship CEO, Ian Ritchie, international architect and Roger Madelin, international property developer.

The lectures, which run on Thursday evenings, start on September 14 and run until October 19 in St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Proceeds from the series will be used by the Limerick Civic Trust for the restoration of St. Munchin’s Church in the heart of King’s Island.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 5 at 8 pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.  Admission is €12 or concessions €8 per lecture. Tickets are available at or Tickets are also available from The Limerick Civic Trust offices in the Bishop’s Palace, Church Street or on the door on each of the nights.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.