Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh gave a presentation titled ‘The Role of Apologies in Dealing with the Past in Ireland’ at The 69th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference on ‘(Un)Sustainable Politics in a Changing World’ at the Nottingham Conference Centre in April 2019. The event was attended by other academics. Dr MacCarthaigh presented on the impact of apologies in the context of the Irish banking crisis Northern Ireland in the session entitled: ‘Northern Ireland: Dealing With the Past and Discussing the Future’ chaired by Dr Alan Greer (University of the West of England). The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.