PRESS RELEASE | Annual EM Ireland/RED C Poll shows that people in Ireland are split on EU handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Poll indicates people in Ireland strongly support EU trade deals and increase in EU defence and security co-operation while few support increased contribution to EU budget.   Dublin, 28 April 2020: An annual European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) – RED C Research poll this year found that 75% of people in Ireland agree that EU…

The End of the Beginning

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” This was the reaction of Winston Churchill to the British victory over German forces in Egypt in November 1942, signalling a major turning point of World War II. Today, 31 January…

Brexit Student Survey

Brexit is a threat to peace in Northern Ireland, say 80% of students European Movement Ireland survey on student attitudes to Brexit raises issues of the impact of Brexit on peace in NI and other areas of concern for students across the island of Ireland European Movement Ireland teamed up with the Union of Students…

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…

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…

Commissioner Phil Hogan speaks to gathering of Irish community in Brussels about reinforcing Irish presence in EU institutions

Commissioner Hogan addresses EM Ireland ‘Brussels Connection’ event Dublin, 13 November 2019: Commissioner Phil Hogan spoke at a networking event for Irish people living and working in Brussels this evening. At the event, the Commissioner spoke about the importance of supporting a new generation of Irish people to advance professionally within the EU institutions and…