PRESS RELEASE: EM Ireland congratulates Helen McEntee, TD, Minister of State for European Affairs

 

Dublin, 20 June, 2017: European Movement Ireland has today congratulated Helen McEntee, TD, on her appointment to the position of Minister of State for European Affairs.

Speaking in Dublin today, Mr Maurice Pratt, Chairman of EM Ireland, offered his congratulations to Minister McEntee: “I wish to congratulate Helen McEntee, TD, on assuming the office of Minister of State for European Affairs.”

“EM Ireland looks forward to the opportunity of working with Minister McEntee, and to playing our part in supporting and promoting civic dialogue on the future of Europe, while continuing to develop the links between Ireland and the EU.”

Noelle O Connell,  EM Ireland Executive Director, also congratulated Minister McEntee on her new role, saying: “I wish to congratulate Helen McEntee, TD, on her appointment as Minister of State for European Affairs.”

“These are very challenging times as Ireland seeks to ensure the best possible outcome in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. European Movement Ireland looks forward to supporting Minister McEntee and making a positive contribution to Ireland’s relationship with the EU through our ongoing work in education, advocacy and civic dialogue.”

Ms O Connell also paid tribute to outgoing Minister Dara Murphy for his support of EM Ireland, particularly in his capacity as patron of the Blue Star Programme for primary schools.

“I would like to pay tribute to outgoing Minister Murphy for his support of EM Ireland and his work in promoting Ireland’s relationship with Europe and particularly his dedication to the Blue Star Programme. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

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