Sunday, December 28, 2008

Libertas Sister organisation Annual Forum on Public Safety in Europe and North America

Between 2005 and 2007, Ganley’s organisation, Rivada Networks, sponsored the Annual Forum on Public Safety in Europe and North America at my alma mater, the University of Limerick, where Ganley is a director on the University of Limerick Foundation Board. The forum brings together various “policymakers, political and military leaders” to discuss, among other things, “important public safety matters, such as crisis management, interoperability and border security”.

"Memoirs of a Ganley rapporteur, albeit confidential" ELAINE BYRNE Irish Times Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is Libertas's sister organisation, that is "the fruit of the same tree" so to speak.
I have posted here before about the fact that the Forum on Public safety is concerned with military and civil powers becoming closer together.

No doubt a Libertas policy too!

The forum brough USmilitrary figures and politicians as well as Irish politians and European police leader together to discuss such issues as

Cooperation between the Civil and Military Power: Where can we improve current best practices?

Radicalization: Idea exchange on how we learn what makes the terrorist tick, and what influences the young idealist on the fence to go “radical”. Further, what options do we give him or her to encourage them to make the
right decision?

North America and Europe: Enhancing information exchange

Global Supply Chain Security: How do we ensure secure and efficient passage of goods and services across the globe, at ports and through other channels?

Borders: How is border security integral to public safety and what can we do to improve border security?

‘THE WESTERN ALLIANCE’: Strengthening old ties. The stress points - the strong points - the way ahead.


How can we reconcile potentially competing leadership, missions and resources among first responders, agencies and governments to deliver the most effective management of crises?

Federal vs State/local challenges in the US and local/national vs EU challenges in Europe

Those who worked for the conferences in University of Limerick were bound by secrecy clause see
Memoirs of a Ganley rapporteur, albeit confidential - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 16, 2008

These conferences follows the lines of several others that Declan Ganley has hosted over the years. See point five from below "

Make the market: if no one believes in your idea, organise a conference to construct the debate your product needs


  1. Invest heavily in pre-start-up research and diligence of potential entrepreneurial opportunities rather than trying to plug holes and gaps after the fact.
  2. As an entrepreneur, attempt to surround yourself with a management team of people who are smarter than you are.
  3. Making big money is the by-product of passion for something else, it is rarely the result of merely wanting to make money.
  4. The laws of political astuteness and patronage: make friends in high places, and influence people; don’t be afraid to tackle academics and politicians alike.
  5. Make the market: if no one believes in your idea, organise a conference to construct the debate your product needs.
  6. There is no limit to the value of lateral thinking in an entrepreneurial situation
  7. Don’t forget who you are (or who you’d like to project yourself as). In this case Irish identity is Ganley’s heartfelt USP and has helped him in the States.
  8. Lead from the front, as Ganley did in New Orleans, and never forget that your team is watching.
  9. It is possible to have several different businesses on the go at once but don’t forget that you’ll be working 24/7 to achieve your objectives, and some of them will fail.
  10. Don’t neglect your principles. Ganley is firmly of the belief that honour and integrity precede money making – spoken like a true military man with Catholic underpinnings.

The Forum on Public Safety like Libertas was funded by

1 comment:

  1. This shows the path that Ganley was taking while the Libertas idea was being germinated. He believes in a federal Europe with Us style posers but with military and civilian powers closely in cooperation.
    Sound like his vision of Europe is close to that of the National Socialists in German 1920s to 1945


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