Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ailbhe Smyth

We are delighted to announce our first keynote speaker for our Activist Histories of Ireland conference: Dr. Ailbhe Smyth.

Ailbhe Smyth is a former head of Women’s Studies at UCD and former chair of the National LGBT Federation with a long history of political activism in Ireland. In 2014, Smyth co-founded the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment and in 2018 Smyth became co-director of Together for Yes, the civil society coalition that successfully campaigned to Repeal the 8th amendment.

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