- Bertie Ahern is an important Irish political figure. He was Taoiseach (Prime Minister) between 1997 and 2007.
- Richard Breen is Professor of Sociology at Yale University.
- Chris Brooks is Professor at Sciences Po in Paris.
- John Bruton is an important Irish political figure. He was Taoiseach between 1994 and 1997.
- Brian Deane was a senior manager of the Irish tourism authority at the time.
- Kieran Kennedy was Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland at the time.
- Keith MacMillan was professor of management studies in Henley Management College (UK) at the time.
- Michael O’Donnell was Director of the DIT at the time.
- M. F. O’Shea was a specialist in industrial relations at the time.
- Ruairi Quinn is an important Irish political figure. He was leader of the Irish Labour Party between 1997 and 2002.
- William K. Roche is Professor of Industrial Relations & Human Resources at University College Dublin.
- Brendan Walsh was professor of economics at University College Dublin at the time.
- Martin Weitzman is Professor of Economics in Harvard University.