Opening Statement to the Oireachtas | Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, 12 June 2019

[Speaking to the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs for European Movement Ireland on 12 June 2019, was our Executive Director, Noelle O Connell, and our Head of Policy and Advocacy, Daniel Keohane]   Chair, Members of the Committee,   Thank-you for your invitation to attend today’s proceedings to discuss Irish public opinion on, and engagement…

Eighth Year of the Blue Star Programme launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Thursday, 22 November 2018: Fifth class children from Castleknock Educate Together National School paid a visit to Government Building this morning (22/11/18) for the national launch of the 2018/2019 Blue Star Programme. The children were joined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, TD; Gerry Kiely, Head of Representation of…

European Movement Ireland Statement on the Publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) welcomes the publication of the Draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement reached between the EU–UK negotiators. Commenting on the developments, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of EM Ireland, said today, “We welcome the progress and publication of last night’s Draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement.  It is a credit to the perseverance…

Ireland being held up across Europe as example of best practice on citizen engagement says European Movement Ireland

European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) Executive Director, Noelle O Connell, will give an address on the Irish experience holding a national conversation about the EU, to the French National Assembly at a conference in Paris today (8/11/18). Noelle O Connell will tell the conference that Ireland’s citizens’ consultations have provided a vital forum for people…

European Movement Ireland response to the State of the European Union address

Commenting on today’s State of the European Union address by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, said: “In his final address as Commission President, Mr. Juncker’s speech touched on a very broad range of topics and ambitions for the future: the role of the EU as a…