MEDIA NOTIFICATION: Global Irish Economic Forum
ADVANCE MEDIA NOTIFICATION
GLOBAL IRISH ECONOMIC FORUM
7/8 October 2011
The second Global Irish Economic Forum will take place in Dublin
Castle on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October, 2011. A separate
dinner for participants, at which President McAleese will be the
guest of honour, will take place at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham,
on Friday 7 October. Technical details on media arrangements
are set out below and an outline programme and list of participants
Media wishing to accredit to cover the Forum should send an email to the Press Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with the following information:
Contact details – e-mail and mobile phone number
The mail should also include a passport photo in jpeg format.
Media Badges will be available for collection at the Press Centre in the Coach House in Dublin Castle (enter via Ship Street Gate) from 7.00am on Friday, 7 October.
A Press Centre for accredited media will be located at the Coach House in Dublin Castle. The Centre will be open from 7.00 am on Friday 6 October. Wireless access will be available.
A Press Pack will be provided which will include further briefing
material and background information on the Forum and associated
Media organisations requiring dedicated facilities for radio broadcast should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Press Office.
The main plenary and panel discussions will be open to the media. However, due to limitations of space, it may be necessary to restrict access at some sessions depending on the level of demand. These will be broadcast in the press centre so that all media can follow the events.
A live feed will also be made available (on-site and via satellite).
A media zone is planned for the upper-yard in Dublin Castle. This will include platforms for broadcast positions and photography and space to allow interaction with the participants. There will be open access to this space from the press centre throughout the day.
Limited space is available in Dublin Castle for outside broadcast units. Requests to locate broadcast vehicles at the event should be submitted by e-mail to the Press Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The official webpage of the Forum is www.globalirishforum.ie. The event can also be followed on Twitter at @GIEF2011 (#globalirlforum).
For further information contact the Press Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at +353 1 4082275/2276 or by e-mail
Press Office | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Dublin | ( Tel: (+ 353 1) 408 2275/2550 | ( Fax: (+353 1) 478 5942 | : firstname.lastname@example.org