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Leaders of future to hold talks in capital

IRISH activist Bob Geldof will join Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and political heavyweights in an address to the young leaders of the future in Dublin this year.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson and Richard Branson are just some of the names also confirmed for the One Young World Summit.

Almost 2,000 delegates from 190 nations will descend on the capital in October to discuss international issues.

The delegates will attend debates and brainstorming events at the National Convention Centre, Croke Park, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Trinity College.


Clara Kelleher, Valerie McGrane and Bob Coggins led the bid, highlighting the city's creativity and innovation.

"Over the course of the event everyone thrashes out ideas and ways to make local and national change in their areas," Ms Kelleher said.

In addition to the talks, the city will be buzzing as an entertainment programme is being lined up to showcase the best of Irish culture.

The summit will be launched on April 3.

For more information go to www.oneyoungworld.com