Dublin, 13 October 2011: European Movement Ireland Executive Director, Noelle O’Connell will appear in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs at 11.30 this morning to present the findings of the European Movement Ireland Accountability Report 2010 and provide an overview of the EM Ireland work programme for 2011.
Welcoming this opportunity to present to the Committee, Noelle said:
“Nobody can deny that the Irish-EU relationship has undergone challenges in recent times. However, the increased commitment by the Irish government to improve our relationship with Europe and our European partners is yielding positive results. In approximately 15 months’ time, in January 2013, Ireland will assume the Presidency of the European Council for the seventh time. In advance of this, the next 447 days will be absolutely crucial in terms of the Irish-EU relationship. EM Ireland is determined to continue working to increase engagement between Irish people and the EU. We will do this by promoting reasoned, robust and fair debate about European matters in Ireland through publications like our Accountability Report as well as our many other education and advocacy campaigns and communications work.
We look forward to presenting to the Oireachtas Committee today and working with them in the pursuit of the above goals and objectives.”
Available for comment
EM Ireland’s Executive Director, Noelle O’Connell is available for comment. Please contact call 01-662 5815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.