Media & Public Appearances


September 16: ‘John Main: Bringing it all back home’, John Main: A Hunger for Depth and Meaning conference, Trinity College Dublin.  For more information and registration process see here

August 5: Mark Dooley in conversation with Roger Scruton, Scrutopia Summer School, The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester


November 11: Opening Address, 16th Cleraun Media Conference: Investigative Journalism on the Digital Frontier.  Title of address: ‘Staring at the Sun:  What Type of News and Information Society do we Need?’  Venue: Chatered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin: See full brochure and read my lecture here

August 6: Appearance on ‘Talking Point with Sarah Carey’, Newstalk Radio, on crisis at Maynooth Seminary: Listen here

August 3: Appearance on ‘Liveline with Joe Duffy’, RTE Radio One on crisis at Maynooth Seminary: Listen here

June 19-25: Lectures on Burke, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Derrida, Scruton and Benedict XVI at the Edmund Burke International Summer School, Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

April 11: Hybrid Student Media Awards Dublin City University, The Helix Theater, 7pm.

March 31: Lecture on Truth and Knowledge at Ely University Centre, Dublin.



December 6: St Kevin’s Church, Dublin, launched my new book Moral Matters. A Philosophy of Homecoming. 

December 4: I was interviewed about my latest book Moral Matters. A Philosophy of Homecoming on RTE Radio One’s ‘Leap of Faith’ programme at 10pm.

September 13: Invited to talk about Moral Matters. A Philosophy of Homecoming on Irish national radio RTE Radio 1 Extra ‘Sunday Spirit’ programme (between 6’36 and 39’41). I will post the podcast of it here when available. The interview was mentioned in the Irish Catholic.

Wrote Conversations with Roger Scruton…

March 23: Gave a talk entitled ‘Saving the Sacred’ based on my forthcoming book Moral Matters. A Philosophy of Homecoming at the St Kevin’s Literary Society. Venue: St Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street, Dublin 8. Time: 8.15pm.


December 11: Invited to address an international conference entitled ‘Penser avec Derrida, où qu’il soit’ organized by the Collège International de Philosophie to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Jacques Derrida. The conference takes place at the Institut Mémoires de l’Edition Contemporaine located near Caen, France, where my correspondence with Derrida is kept. The title of my talk shall be ‘The Long Goodbye’.

December 10: Invited to give a lecture on Kierkegaard at the University of Caen Lower Normandy, France, by the Department of Philosophy, the ‘Identité & Subjectivité‘ research group, by Nordic Studies scholars from the ‘Equipe de Recherches sur les Littératures, les Imaginaires et les Sociétés’ (ERLIS), and by the Irish Studies Research Centre (ERIBIA-GREI). My lecture shall be entitled ‘No Direction Home. Kierkegaard on the Present Age’.

September 4: Invited to give a lecture on ‘Raising Boys Today’ at Terenure College. The lecture is at 7.30pm and all school parents are welcome to attend.

Wrote Moral Matters. A Philosophy of Homecoming.

April 19: Newstalk, ‘Talking Point’ about forgiveness. Listen again here.

April 11-13: Plenary Lecturer at international conference on Roger Scruton, ‘Thinking the Sacred with Roger Scruton.’ See the article written by Dr Christopher Morrissey about the conference in the B. C. Catholic. A video of my lecture is available here.

March 24: Chaired a talk on Cardinal Cullen given by Dr Daire Keogh to the St Kevin’s Literary Society (of which I am a founding member).

February 5: RTE 1 Television, ‘Morning Edition’ about the dangers of social media.

February 4: 96fm, ‘Neil Prenderville Hour’ about the effects of social media on the relation between the self and the world.

January 31: Lecture at Muckross College, Donnybrook, Dublin, as part of the Catholic Schools Week. Invited along with Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin who talked about Catholic doctrine, I gave a lecture on the search for meaning beyond evolutionary science.