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…

Uncertainty the only certainty in Brexit negotiations and necessary to prepare for all outcomes says European Movement Ireland

Dublin, 29 June 2018: Commenting on the conclusions of the European Council Summit in relation to Brexit, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, says: “It is understandable that both businesses and individuals alike are frustrated that greater progress on Brexit was not made at this week’s European Leaders’ Summit.  At this stage, the…

Irish schools programme about the EU wins prestigious award

Blue Star Programme wins third place in the Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach Brussels, Wednesday 20 June 2018: An Irish primary school programme has been awarded the Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe from the European Union.  The Blue Star Programme, implemented by European Movement Ireland, allows primary school pupils across the country to learn…

EM Ireland statement on the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement

Speaking after the publication of the European Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement today, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, said: “The text published today by the European Commission sets out in draft, the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. The draft Withdrawal Agreement essentially converts what was agreed by the EU and…

Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU – ‘United We Stand Strong’

European Movement (EM) Ireland today hosted a seminar in the Department of the Taoiseach on the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and launched its Bulgarian Presidency Calendar which runs from 1 January to 30 June 2018. Speaking at the event, the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Ireland, H.E. Branimir Zaimov said:  “The…

Principles and parameters in place for Brexit but greater challenges ahead says European Movement Ireland

Comment on the announcement of approval to move on to phase two of the Brexit negotiations Commenting on the announcement that EU leaders have approved moving on to the second phase of Brexit negotiations, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, says: “We now have the principles and parameters in place for progress…