Young Professionals Network

About IIEA’s YPN

The IIEA’s Young Professionals’ Network (YPN) is a forum which attracts young professionals between the ages of 20 and 35 to engage with leading thought leaders from politics, business, and the media in an informal after-work setting.

Our Mission: To engage, develop and connect young professionals interested in public policy and international affairs

Engage: The YPN gives its members insight into current developments in Irish and international affairs. Members have the opportunity to ask questions of, and present ideas to, leading policymakers and thought leaders.

Develop: The YPN builds its members’ capacity to contribute to public policy, and develops their understanding of international affairs

Connect: The YPN connects its members with likeminded and innovative future leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Who We Are: The YPN draws members from a wide range of backgrounds, including the civil service, NGOs, the legal profession, journalism, embassy officials, academia and the private sector.


To join the YPN and to receive updates on future events, or for more information, please contact [email protected]

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Previous speakers at the YPN include: Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament; Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Peter Sutherland former European Commissioner and former Director-General of the WTO; Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of the Web Summit; Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland; Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland; Mary Moloney, Global CEO of the CodorDojo Movement; Vincent Boland, Financial Times journalist; and Jon Snow, Presenter, Chanel 4 News.

Membership Rate: Free of charge


Upcoming Events

YPN: Ireland in the European Union of the Future

For the next meeting of the IIEA Young Professionals’ Network we will be joined by Rory Montgomery…

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November 28 | 6:15 pm8:00 pm

ypn Past Events

22nd October 2018

YPN with Fiach Mac Conghail: The Digital Hub – Cluster + Community

In this meeting of the Young Professionals’ Network, Fiach Mac Conghail offered a perspective on his role as CEO of Ireland’s largest cluster of digital and technology enterprises.
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30th July 2018

Young Professionals’ Network with Senator Lynn Ruane

Senator Ruane reflected on her years of activism and her political career and will discuss the importance of her own life story as a tool and drive for change.
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6th June 2018

The making of ‘Syria – The Impossible Revolution’

Ronan Tynan Award winning documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Esperanza Productions The making of ‘Syria – The Impossible Revolution’ Thursday, 24 May, 2018. 6.30p.m
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