A free public ‘state of the nation’ debate will take place this Monday 26th November 2012 at 8pm in the Galway City Museum near the Spanish Arch. The title of the debate – ‘Four Angry Women’ – responds directly to an event taking place in Galway on Sunday 2nd December. The ‘Four Angry Men’ debate brings together four high-profile male speakers (Fintan O’Toole, Shane Ross, Nick Webb and David McWilliams) which holds a cover charge of €25. This debate on 26 November will offer a platform for a group of female speakers with expertise in various areas of social and economic development and environmental protection to share their views in relation to pressing social and economic issue, the upcoming budget, issues of (un)employment in Ireland, welfare cuts and social justice and the global and local consequences of environmental degradation. Speakers are Victoria White (Journalist and author), Cllr. Catherine Connolly (Independent-Galway City West), Mary Greene (NUI Galway and Transition Galway), and Kay Synott (School and Community gardening activist). The discussion will be chaired by former Councillor and Senator Niall Ó Brolcháin. The event is organised by the local branch of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas and aims to offer a forum for people to debate alternative views of Ireland’s current economic, social and ecological difficulties and potential solutions. There is no cover charge and All are welcome.