Film maker Jim Sheridan to speak at Rotary Ireland conference in Newbridge

International event at Hotel Keadeen

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Film maker Jim Sheridan to speak at Rotary Ireland conference in Newbridge

Broadcaster Tracy Piggott, District Governor Gerry Kierans, and Rotary Club of Newbridge President, Barry Fitzsimons, launched the Rotary Ireland conference earlier this week. Photo: Conor Healy

Oscar nominated film maker Jim Sheridan, TV presenter Tracy Piggott and Tánaiste Francis Fitzgerald are among the speakers at the Rotary Ireland Conference 2016, which will be held in Newbridge.

Almost 400 international and national delegates will gather at Hotel Keadeen from Thursday, September 29, to Sunday, October 2.

They will discuss key social and humanitarian issues around the world and the role Irish people can play in tackling them. The theme for the organisation's conference is 'Rotary Serving Humanity'.

Other speakers include founder of ‘Right to Sight’ Dr Kate Coleman; consultant paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Mohammed Sattar; journalist Kevin Meyers; resolution mediator Enda Young; historian and explorer, Jonathan Shackleton and An Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD.

Rotary is an international organisation of businesspeople and professionals dedicated to humanitarian services and the promotion of peace, goodwill and high ethical standards.