European Movement Ireland congratulates Emily O’Reilly on re-election as European Ombudsman

Wednesday, 18 December 2019:  Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland today congratulated Emily O’Reilly on being re-elected as European Ombudsman. Ms O’Reilly topped today’s second round election in the European Parliament and was re-elected with 320 votes in favour, out of 600 votes cast. Her second mandate as Ombudsman will last for…

The European Union and the Good Friday Agreement: the EU’s involvement in peace

At the end of the First World War, the official war artist and Irishman, William Orpen, was commissioned to paint the signing of the peace treaty at Versailles. What his employers, the British Ministry of Information, had hoped would be a memorialization of the Allies’ victory, became, in Orpen’s hands, a subtle critique of the…

Bonnie Greer speaks about currently sensitive but vitally important time for Irish-UK-EU-US relations and diplomacy at EM Ireland event

American-British playwright, novelist and critic Bonnie Greer spoke to broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan at a sold out European Movement Ireland event in the National Concert Hall this evening, less than two months after her comments on BBC’s ‘Question Time’ in relation to the impact of Brexit on Ireland and the ‘special’ relationship between Ireland and the…