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Trinity College Dublin
Royal Irish Academy
28 June 2012
Minister Brian Hayes TD, who opened the Centre's Public Procurement conference. The Minister emphasised the importance of obtaining value for money through public procurement and also discussed the impending new public procurement directives.
Thomas Barrett, Director at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, addressing the ICEL Public Procurement conference.
Claudio Romanini of the European Commission in Brussels. Mr. Romanini gave a detailed presentation on the new draft public procurement directives, which are expected to be adopted in 2013.
The Honourable Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey of the Northern Irish High Court, delivered a paper on 'Recurring Themes in Procurement Litigation', which considered issues in recent procurement cases, including Easycoach  NIQB 10.
(L-R) Claudio Romanini, European Commission, Brussels; Brian Doherty, Departmental Solicitors Office, Belfast; The Hon Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken; Patrick McGovern of Arthur Cox Solicitors.
Anna-Marie Curran of A&L Goodbody, who presented results of a survey of the most problematic procurement issues facing contracting authorities.
Eileen Barrington SC, speaking about Public Procurement Litigation.
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