Noelle O Connell

Executive Director

Noelle was appointed Executive Director of European Movement Ireland in April 2011. Prior to leading European Movement Ireland,

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Noelle provided business development training, education and public affairs consultancy to a wide variety of both private and public sector clients. She held management consultancy positions in Accenture; headed up the Training, Education and Development function of the Construction Industry Federation, and was formerly a Director on the Board of Skillnets.
Noelle also has significant experience in the co-operative and third-level sectors. She holds an MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a BA Hons in European Studies and Languages from UCC. She is also a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development, a member of the CIPD and the Institute of Directors of Ireland, and a member of the Board of Alliance Française Ireland.

Ciara Garry

Office Manager

Ciarán Murray

Ciarán joined EM Ireland in November 2017 as Events Stagiaire and then took up the position as Events Officer, which includes assisting with the organisation’s Future of Europe project.

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Prior to working at EM Ireland, Ciarán worked in banking and finance and as a Schuman Stagiaire in DG Finance in the European Parliament. Ciarán graduated from the Quinn School of Business, UCD with a Bachelor of Commerce International Hons.

Lisa Nic An Bhreithimh

Communications and Campaigns Manager

Lisa joined EM Ireland in February 2019. Lisa has a broad range of experience in communications, campaigning, education and Irish language activism/ education.

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She worked on communications and academic scholarships with the National University of Ireland and is currently PRO on the Board of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association. She was Communications Manager of Gaeil ar son Rogha, the Irish language branch of the Together for Yes Referendum Campaign and also worked on communications with Tá Comhionannas, the Irish language branch of the 2015 Yes Equality Referendum Campaign. Lisa was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Connecticut and later worked with the Fulbright Commission in Ireland. A fluent Irish speaker she taught Irish language and literature in third level institutions including Trinity College Dublin, UCD and Maynooth University. Lisa completed with a BA in Modern Irish and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Communications through Irish from UCD and a diploma in Digital Marketing with The Irish Times.

Tá réimse leathan taithí ag Lisa i gcúrsaí cumarsáide, feachtasaíochta, oideachais agus gníomhaíocht/oideachas na Gaeilge.

D’oibrigh sí ar chúrsaí cumarsáide agus scoláireacht acadúil le hOllscoil na hÉireann agus tá sí mar Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí ar Bhord Chumann Iarscoláirí na hÉireann. Bhí sí mar Bhainisteoir Cumarsáide le Gaeil ar son Rogha, le craobh Gaeilge an fheachtais reifrinn Together for Yes agus d’oibrigh sí ar chúrsaí cumarsáide le Tá Comhionannas, craobh Gaeilge Feachtais Reifrinn Yes Equality 2015. Ba scoláire Fulbright í in Ollscoil Connecticut agus d’oibrigh sí le Coimisiún Fulbright na hÉireann ar ball. Cainteoir Gaeilge í, mhúin sí Gaeilge agus litríocht na Gaeilge in institiúidí tríú leibhéil, Coláiste na Tríonóide, COBÁC agus Ollscoil Mhá Nuad san áireamh. Rinne sí BA sa Nua-Ghaeilge agus san Fhealsúnacht i gColáiste na Tríonóide, MA i Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge i gCOBÁC agus dioplóma sa Mhargaíocht Digiteach leis an Irish Times.

Rory Harte

Projects Manager

Rory joined European Movement Ireland in December 2017. He has over ten years’ experience in communications consultancy, working in the UK, Belgium

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and New Zealand with a focus on public affairs, political consultancy and social change communications. Most recently, while based in London, he worked with governmental clients in the UK, the EU and Africa on crucial issues facing society, including extremism, deforestation, migration, and tribalism. Prior to this, he led the European Green Party’s media team in Brussels, working closely with member parties in EU Member States and beyond.
Rory holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Visual Media Communications.

Ciarán O’ Driscoll

Policy and Brexit Officer

Ciarán joined EM Ireland in October 2019. He has over eight years’ experience in EU policy tracking and research, his academic focus has been on policy process, in particular with the Common Fisheries Policy.

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 More recently he has published work on how Brexit will impact Ireland’s sea fisheries as part of the IIEA’s Emerging Voices Group. Prior to joining EM Ireland, Ciarán was the economic research Officer at the Irish Maritime Development Office which involved producing research on Brexit’s impact on Ireland’s use of the landbridge. He has a number of years of lecturing experience having lectured on the EU and integration studies in UCD. He holds a masters in European integration from the University of Limerick.

Daniel Keohane

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Daniel joined EM Ireland in January 2019 and has over 20 years’ experience researching EU policies and politics, having worked at six think tanks in six countries

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the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zürich (2015-2018), the Foundation for International Relations (FRIDE) in Brussels (2012-2015), the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris (2007-2012), the Centre for European Reform (CER) in London (2001-2007), the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC (1999-2000), and the Aspen Institute in Berlin (1998).

Daniel is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and has been a columnist for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2015-2018, a member of the executive academic board of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) from 2007-2011, and a co-opted member of the committee of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) from 2003-2006. He holds a MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Bologna/Washington), and a BA in History from Trinity College Dublin (during which he studied for a year at the University of Heidelberg on an Erasmus exchange).

Ryan Levis

Programmes and Communications Officer

Ryan joined EM Ireland in September 2015, first completing a stage and then a Scholarship. Now as Programmes and Communications Officer, Ryan works closely with the Communications Manager

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 in designing and driving effective communications strategies for the organisation, as well as coordinating the organisation’s flagship educational initiative, The Blue Star Programme. Ryan has graduated from University College of Cork with a Masters in International Relations.