Roscommon people invited to attend Leadership Forum

People from Roscommon are being invited to attend a free online event series, The Better Leadership Forum, aimed at instigating a high profile public debate on leadership.

The event series is a new initiative from LIFT Ireland, and will feature four online events taking place across 2021. Each event will focus on leadership in a particular sector of Irish society, including the media, politics, business and the public sector. The first event in the series – ‘Leadership in the Media: A Two-Way Street?’ – takes place at 1 pm on Thursday, April 15th.

April’s event will explore leadership in the media, addressing topics such as the role of the media in calling out good and bad leadership, the importance of press freedom and an independent, well-functioning media sector, and the role of the media in promoting positivity during difficult times.

Professor Kevin Rafter (Head of School of Communications at DCU) will be moderating the panel discussion, and speakers include Emily O’Reilly (European Ombudsman, author, former journalist and broadcaster), Emma Dabiri (author, broadcaster and social historian), Ian Kehoe (editor of The Currency and Deputy Chair of the RTÉ Board), Sinéad O’Carroll (editor of, and Joanne Hession (founder and CEO of LIFT Ireland).

Registration for the first event of the Better Leadership Forum (‘Leadership in the Media: A Two-Way Street?’) is now open at