People in Connacht and Ulster highlight accessible health care and impacts of Brexit on people in Ulster and as key issues as part of discussion on the Future of Europe

People across Connacht and Ulster highlight key issues for the future of Ireland in the EU as part of online Conference on the Future of Europe meeting For immediate release 28 July 2021:  People across Connacht and Ulster met online on Thursday, 24 June to discuss issues of importance to them as part of the…

Event hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and EM Ireland highlights importance of multilateralism following G7 Summit discussions on Brexit, Covid-19 and other challenges to international co-operation

For immediate release Dublin, 16 June 2021: Following G7 Summit discussions on Brexit, Covid-19 and other challenges to international co-operation, EM Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung today held an online discussion highlighting the importance of multilateralism titled, ‘A Multilateral Future: Ireland, the European Union and the United Nations’. Speaking at the event, HE, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne…

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD highlights solidarity of Germany and other EU neighbours throughout Brexit negotiations at EMI-KAS event

Dublin, 15 April 2021:  Speaking ahead of an online event held by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and European Movement Ireland this morning, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD said, “I’m really looking forward to today’s discussion. I think it’s timely as we begin a new chapter for Europe and consider our collective…

Brexit Bites: Education

Education is a sector with high levels of mobility for staff and students. This mobility is particularly prevalent between Ireland and the UK. Indeed, for decades, the Common Travel Area (CTA) has provided Irish students with the opportunity to study in the UK and vice versa. Fortunately, the terms of studying, in the UK will…

Brexit Bites: Energy

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU exposes existing issues with Ireland’s energy infrastructure and importantly, with the security of Ireland’s energy supply. While the impact of these issues on energy consumers is indeterminate, its impact on Ireland’s energy market is clear. Despite this, Ireland’s energy sector has developed significantly in recent years. In 2007, Ireland transitioned…

Brexit Bites: Travel 

Travel is of fundamental importance in our global world. People travel for personal reasons, to visit family or friends and for professional reasons, to visit clients or colleagues. Travel connects us, on a personal and on a professional level. In the EU, travel, or rather the freedom to travel – through the Freedom of Movement…

Brexit Bites: Healthcare

The emergence of COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of cooperation and coordination on healthcare. From European Union health efforts conducted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) to global health efforts conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), collaboration has proven to be an integral part of our…

Brexit Bites: Consumer Rights

The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU has an effect on consumer protection and on the rights afforded to consumers. On 1 January 2021, the transition period, which required the UK to comply with EU consumer protection rules, ended. Despite the completion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), UK consumer protection rules will, to an…

Brexit Bites: Data Protection

In our increasingly interconnected, technological and internet-driven world, personal data has emerged as a form of currency, possessing public and private value. Data is an essential resource for the public and private sectors, aiding in economic development, competitiveness and innovation. In essence, data is a commodity, a commodity growing at an exponential rate. Globally, enormous volumes…