President of Eurogroup and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe highlights importance of new recovery and resilience tools to safeguard Europe’s future

For immediate release Dublin, 29 March 2020: Eurogroup President and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD spoke at an online event with European Movement Ireland this morning to discuss his priorities as Eurogroup President, how they relate to Ireland, the anticipated post-pandemic recovery and the future economic and political integration in Europe. Minister Donohoe TD…

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…

EM Ireland CEO Noelle O Connell elected Vice President of European Movement International

For immediate release Dublin, 19 November 2020: EM Ireland CEO, Noelle O Connell, has been elected as a Vice President of the board European Movement International, the largest and most influential pan-European, membership-based organisation, at its Federal Assembly today. The position of Vice-President is a significant and senior leadership position which encompasses European Movement councils…

The Conference on the Future of Europe offers a unique opportunity amid uncertainty and instability – we must get this right

EM Ireland CEO Noelle O Connell comments on the Conference on the Future of Europe at a meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on EU Affairs Dublin, 18 November 2020:  Speaking at this morning’s Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, EM Ireland CEO Noelle O Connell said, “The Conference on the Future of Europe…

Minister Simon Coveney and H.E. Deike Potzel highlight Ireland & Germany’s priorities in a post-Brexit Europe

For immediate release Dublin, 11 November 2020: European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held an online discussion this morning through which speakers examined and discussed Ireland and Germany’s Priorities in a post-Brexit Europe, reflecting on the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Future of Europe. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister…

STATEMENT | Noelle O Connell on the EU’s Response to COVID-19

Joint Oireachtas Committee on EU Affairs, Wednesday, 28 October 2020   Noelle O Connell, CEO of European Movement Ireland     Introduction   Chairman, many thanks to you and the Committee for this invitation. In my first presentation to members since the election, I would like to wish you and all Committee members every success, particularly at this crucial juncture of Ireland’s EU relationship. Please be…