MC & Public Speaking

Dil is an established MC and chair of events and seminars. She uses her professional broadcasting skills to chair panel discussions and conferences. Dil also appears as a speaker at events to address audiences on a wide range of topics in her capacity as a social entrepreneur, activist, broadcaster, journalist and commentator.

If you like to book Dil to Chair/MC your event please contact

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Vulnerable Families – What can Europe do?

Dublin Castle 4-5th February 2013


The Conference “Vulnerable Families – What can Europe do?” was co-organised by COFACE and ICA, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association.
 The Conference was hosted by the Irish Presidency of the EU.

In the current economic and social climate we couldn’t have chosen a better topic than shining the spotlight on the families who are the most vulnerable, therefore suffering the most from the economic downturn and the shrinking labour market. Cuts due to austerity measures put these families in further risk as they lose out on vital services, like housing, social services and health services. It is not easy to define what makes a family vulnerable, or at risk. In order to focus the conference, we have chosen three dimensions of vulnerability, where we would explore the causes, the current situation, and most importantly, what needs to be done in the immediate future to prevent further impoverishment and families and children living in unacceptable circumstances.


“On behalf of COFACE and ICA we would like to thank you for accepting our invitation and for coming to our conference. We wanted to write to you to thank you very much for accepting to come and play an active role in the conference and to chair the session with the researcher panel. Your engagement, understanding of the subject and your skilful facilitation greatly contributed to the success of the conference. Thank you!”

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Be the Change Conference – Eliminating stigma surrounding mental health problems in our businesses and communities
28th January 2013


A major conference hosted by the Community Foundation for Ireland and See Change saw 300 employers, managers, HR specialists and community leaders come together to learn how the stigma surrounding mental health problems in our businesses & communities can be eliminated.The ‘Be the Change’  conference,  took place on January Monday 28th at the Hilton Hotel,  Charlemont Place (D2), set out to help spark a national discussion on how each of us as individuals can play a role in creating this open culture towards mental health in Irish workplaces and communities.
The Community Foundation for Ireland and See Change have teamed up with AHEAD, Business in the Community Ireland, IBEC, Kanchi, Suicide or Survive and the Equality Authority to gather voices from Irish business and civil society to put forward our  shared vision for communities and workplaces where people can be open and honest about their mental  health.

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Diverse views on diversity: A discussion about identity and inclusion in Ireland

Royal Irish Academy

November 3, 2010


What does “Irishness” mean now in diverse Ireland?  Who is considered to belong here?  Has this changed in recent years?  If yes, has it changed enough?  What must we do now to ensure Ireland enjoys social cohesion in the future? The conference providedan opportunity for a diverse range of views to be aired on this issue – migrants, Irish born, young people. President Mary McAleese spoke on how Ireland has become more diverse during her term of office.  Has this changed our concept of “Irishness”. The President’s vision for Ireland in the future in terms of respect for diversity, social inclusion and identity.Dil was invited to express what, in her view, constitutes “Irishness”.  Focus on injustice of naturalisation process.  Does being a migrant “with a voice” impact on identity and inclusion?   Testimonial”Dear Dil, I would like to sincerely thank you for speaking at the recent Immigrant Council of Ireland Conference entitled Diverse Views on Diversity.  Your participation in the event was much appreciated and your speech was both insightful and motivating.  I hope that we will be able to collaborate again in the near future” Denise Charlton, CEO Immigrant Council of Ireland


Living in Ireland

25th November 2009

Crosscare Migrant Project launched their Living in Ireland multi-language integration resource. Living in Ireland is an easy-to-use, multi-purpose resource created by migrants for the benefit of migrants. It provides general information on rights in five languages as well as exploring culture, language, history, society and participation in Ireland. It is not a definitive guide to living in Ireland but a starting point from which residents and citizens can engage in mutual interaction and exchange.Dil was invited to launch the integration resource on the day along with Conor Hickey of Crosscare and Nataliya Kudryashova. 

Guest Lecturer

Dil has given talks in the area of Racism, Diversity in the Workplace, Radio Activism in:

University College of Dublin (UCD)

Trinity College of Dublin (TCD)