As an organisation, Brexit continues to represent an important priority in the work of EM Ireland, to focus on informing on the latest Brexit developments.

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…

Brexit Bites: Personal Finance

Recent events have introduced a degree of uncertainty for firms and consumers in the financial services sector. In addition to the economic complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic, financial services firms and customers will have to contend with disruptions created by Brexit. Ireland’s banking industry is expected to be impacted by Brexit in several ways.…

EM Ireland welcomes announcement of allocation of over €1 billion to Ireland as part of EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve

For immediate release Dublin, 13 January 2020:  Responding to yesterday’s announcement from the Irish Government and the European Commission, that Ireland is to be allocated €1.051 billion from the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve, set up to help Member States most affected by Brexit, Noelle O Connell, CEO of EM Ireland commented, “The fact that Ireland…

Press Statement: European Movement Ireland welcomes the agreement on a future trading relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom

For immediate release Dublin, 24 December 2020 : Commenting on this afternoon’s announcement that a Brexit deal has been agreed between the EU and UK, EM Ireland CEO Noelle O Connell said: “We welcome this agreement which will provide some clarity and comfort to business and consumers regarding what will occur at the end of…