Mary during November 6-9 attending the World Thematic Conference held in The Hague on 'Improving Access to Public Services' . During the 2 day Conference delegates addressed issues relating to re-establishing the link between public management and social justice. Mary was invited to facilitate Panel Group Discussions to help towards creating an Access Agenda for research and action. She is picutred here with the Conference Directors from Ash Institute at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government,

Director Gowher Rizvi and Research Fellow Jorrit de Jong.



Mary speaking with Casey Cagle, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Derry born Niall Cosgrove and Peter Casey Georgia businessman at a Stormont Reception for the Atlanta Trade Mission delegates.   The Reception was hosted by the Speaker of the NI Assembly, William Hay MLA. June 2007






Mary with fellow Into the West Railway Lobby Group member, Colm Joyce, speaking with Marian Harkin MEP and Francis Jacobs, Head of the European Parliament Office in Ireland on the lack of investment in rail infrastructure in the North West cross border region. June 2007







Mary with fellow Into the West Railway Lobby Group members, Isabel McNally, Jim McBride and Eamonn McCann speaking with Brian McGuckian the independent transport researcher.  Brian gave a presentation on what he described as a practical proposal with detailed maps and costings for a transnational rail corridor between Sligo, Letterkenny, Derry and Belfast.

May 2007