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Honorary President

Dr Michael W Smurfit, Irish Consul in Monaco

Committee Members

President Frank Dubuisson
Vice President Virginia Connell
General Secretary Lynn Sharpe
Treasurer Nick O'Conor
Public Relations Aisling Launder
Committee Member Anne Fafoutakis
Committee Member Derek Smith
Committe Members are elected for a three year term.


Virginia Disney


Lynn Sharpe

In Memoriam


Constantin George Sandulescu was one of the founding members of MIAS.  He was a Joycean scholar and linguist.  After Princess Grace of Monaco's death in 1983, he substantially assisted in founding the Monaco library bearing her name and organised important International Conferences there devoted to James Joyce.

Paul Connell

Paul Connell was a staunch member of MIAS, and acted right up to his last show.  He was a professional actor, both in theatre and film, and was known for Talk of a Million, The Belles of St. Trinian's, Hell Below Zero and The Adventures of Robin Hood.  He was also a talented interior decorator.




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Richard Brinsley Sheridan, born in Dublin, moved to England when he was seven, and became the most significant London playwright of the late 18th century with plays like The School for Scandal and The Critic. He was owner of the Drury Lane Theatre. He is buried in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey.

George Bernard Shaw
(26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer.

Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

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