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Just the Facts: Special European Council on Article 50 Negotiations, 29 April 2017

On Saturday 29 April 2017, the EU27 leaders met in Brussels for a Special European Council where they adopted guidelines for the Article 50 negotiations on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.  The guidelines outline the framework for the negotiations, setting out the broad EU principles for the […]

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Executive Director’s Brexit Blog: ‘#Presidentielle2017- Constructing the context of Brexit’

Aberjhani, the American author, poet, and historian, has said of elections that: “When we vote, we participate in the construction of a context”. I can’t help but think that over the next five months, in the latest in a series of critical elections, European citizens will construct the context of […]

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Executive Director’s Brexit Blog: ‘B-Day in Brussels’

“So, here it is, six pages: the notification from Prime Minister Theresa May, triggering Article 50 and formally starting the negotiations of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.” These were the words spoken by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, confirming that the ‘Dear Donald,’ letter had […]

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AUDIO – EM Ireland Executive Director Noelle O Connell speaks to Drivetime

29 March 2017: On the day that the UK officially triggered Article 50 and officially formalised its intention of withdrawing from the European Union (EU), EM Ireland’s Executive Director Noelle O Connell was on the ground in Brussels.  While there, Ms O Connell spoke to Mary Wilson of Drivetime RTE […]

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