European Movement Ireland welcomes European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s visit to Ireland early in her presidency

Dublin, 15 Jan 2020: European Movement Ireland welcomes European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s visit to Ireland today. EM Ireland Executive Director Noelle O Connell said, “It is encouraging to see that Ireland is one of the first EU countries visited by European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, after only two months in…

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…