Interview with Patrick Paul Walsh

Caitlin and Dave interviewed Patrick Paul Walsh at the presentation of the Ulysses Medal to Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs in University College Dublin .  Patrick is Professor of International Development Studies in UCD.  He spoke about the Ulysses Medal, previous recipients of this award and why Jeffrey Sachs is a worthy recipient.

Caitlin and Dave

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Interview with Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Caitlin and Dave interviewed Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs at his Ulysses Medal Presentation in University College Dublin. The Ulysses Medal was inaugurated in 2005 and is awarded to those whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. Professor Sachs is a world-renowned Professor of economics, leader in sustainable development and senior United Nations advisor.


Mr. Sachs has been a driving force behind the Millenium Development Goals and subsequently the Sustainable Development Goals. He has also been one of the architects behind the Millennium Villages Project and he spoke to us about his work on these initiatives. He also spoke about how female empowerment can help to eradicate poverty. Professor Sachs has achieved so much throughout his life, from acting as a Senior United Nations adviser to the awarding of his Ulysses Medal. He shared his proudest achievement with us.

Caitlin and Dave,
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Interview with Stephen Howell

The team interviewed Stephen Howell at #MegaDojo. Stephen spoke about his work and why he returned to #MegaDojo this year. He also spoke about what inspired him.

Roisin and Cara
Youth Media Team

Interview with Sean O’Brien

The team interviewed Sean O’Brien at #MegaDojo. Sean told us about his magic show and what he does. He also spoke about why he loves coming back to #MegaDojo each year.

Roisin,Amy and Cara
Youth Media Team

Interview with Sean Kelly MEP

The team interviewed Sean Kelly MEP at #MegaDojo. He spoke about why an EU wide Code Week is important and also about how important Ireland’s involvement is. We also learned about the EU Coder Dojo that is happening next weekend and why Sean invited Coder Dojo to the European Parliament.

Roisin and Amy
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Interview with Ken Whelan

The team interviewed Ken Whelan. Ken told us a bit about what he does and about his presentation at #MegaDojo. He spoke about the relationship between music and art and also about how important CoderDojo is.

Roisin and Lorcan
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Interview with Mags Amond

The team interviewed Mags Amond at #MegaDojo. Mags spoke about what she does and how she is getting on today. She also spoke about EU Code Week and how she is involved.

Amy and Cara
Youth Media Team