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The speakers where all American, Irish, or Americans in Ireland.  In fairness, Feasta and Smart taxes, the groups which organised the the conference, are small, largely voluntary groups linked to the Greens and outside any mainstream - academic, media or political.  

They did well to organise the conference, and remarkably, charged nothing for it beyond a request for voluntary donations.  The only public figure I noticed at the conference was Dan Boyle, Chair of the Green party, widely held as responsible for ensuring Green economic policy became almost indistinguishable to Fianna Fail's.  The Greens lost all their 6 parliamentary seats (and Dan's Senator post) at the last election.

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