09 February 2018

VIDEO: How Ireland Opened its Mind and Heart

How Ireland Opened its Mind and Heart | Frances Fitzgerald | TEDxBeaconStreet

Once described as 'The Valley of the Squinting Windows' because of its inward, punitive and controlling attitudes, Ireland, in the last decade, became one of the most open, liberal and creative cultures in the world. Frances Fitzgerald was instrumental in that change - starting as a social worker, then an activist, and finally Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) she has been a powerful force for change.

This talk was given at a TEDx event in John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, November 2017, using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx