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…

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

Dublin, 24 October 2019: Children from St. Catherine’s Senior National School, Cabra paid a visit to Government Buildings today for the national launch of the 2019/2020 Blue Star Programme. The children were joined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, TD; Timothy Hayes, European Commission Representation in Ireland; James Temple-Smithson,…

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaks about the legacy of Michael Sweetman at the 2019 Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture

“Greta is right to be angry. The climate crisis is worse than we think, and it is getting worse more quickly than scientists had thought would happen.”   Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson speaks about the legacy of Michael Sweetman, climate change and women and young people as leaders at the 2019 Michael Sweetman…

‘Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future’ : European Movement Ireland briefing held on the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU

EM Ireland held a briefing on the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and launched the EM Ireland Presidency calendar on 9 July 2019. This year’s Presidency will be underpinned by the motto, “Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future” and its focus over the next six months will be on strengthening common values…