Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins will visit Ireland in September to join a panel at a three-day program in Co Wexford, the Reporter has been told.
Boston-born Larry Donnelly, a law lecturer at UC Galway, and Dr. Robert M. Mauro of Boston College, co-directors of the Kennedy Summer School 2019 in New Ross, Co Wexford, say that Rollins will be among more than 50 speakers invited to the program, described as “A festival of Irish-American history, culture and politics,” set for September 5- 7 in New Ross, the ancestral town of the Kennedy clan.
A statement on the program’s website (kennedysummerschool.ie) said, “In a public interview with Larry Donnelly, which will set the scene of our subsequent US politics panel, Rachael will talk about her career and her determination as the DA of Suffolk County to change and improve the criminal justice system.”
Rollins is expected to discuss “A Bostonian perspective on law & politics in today’s USA.” Other announced panelists with Boston ties include Boston College theology professor Dr. Thomas Groome and former Boston Irish Consul General Michael Lonergan.
Other participants include New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Dublin Archbishop Eamon Martin, Republic and Northern Ireland politicians, and a number of Irish journalists, lawyers, politicians, and performers.