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…

European Movement Ireland urge every person to have their say on the future of the EU

Dublin, 15 November 2017: European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) is urging every person to have their say on the future direction of the EU by getting involved in Ireland’s dialogue on the future of Europe, launched by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD with Minister Coveney and Minister McEntee today (15/11/17). Following today’s national launch, public…

For the fifth year in a row….Irish primary school pupils lead the ‘Handshake for Europe’

Dublin, Tuesday, 9 May 2017: Primary school children throughout Ireland will today once again ‘shake hands across Europe’ to mark Europe Day, 9 May 2017.  Nearly 165 schools with more than 12,500 participating pupils, in communities in every county of Ireland will participate in their own events. At Iveagh House in Dublin today, Minister for…

UK Supreme Court rules there is no obligation to seek consent of the devolved administrations before triggering Article 50

Dublin, Tuesday 24 January, 2017:  The UK’s Supreme Court has today upheld, by a majority vote of 8 judges to 3, the ruling that parliamentary approval is required to invoke Article 50.  However, the judges unanimously rejected the notion that Westminster has a legal obligation to seek the consent of the devolved administrations before doing…

European Movement Ireland Launches New Voter Registration Drive: ‘Is Someone You Love in the Picture?’

Dublin, Monday, 18 April, 2016: European Movement Ireland is today launching an online voter registration drive for the UK’s EU ‘In-Out’ referendum.  The awareness raising campaign is aimed at two distinct groups: Irish-born people who live in the UK; British citizens who live in Ireland. European Movement Ireland is urging them to register to vote…

Delegates from over 40 European Countries Visit Dublin for European Movement International Federal Assembly

Tribute was paid to former President of the European Parliament and former President of European Movement International, Pat Cox, at a reception hosted by An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore TD, in Iveagh House this evening. Current President of European Movement International, German MEP, Jo Leinen, led the tribute to Mr Cox,…