Just The Chats

Welcome to EM Ireland’s podcast series ‘Just The Chats’!
Throughout these podcasts, we will be chatting to a range of people across Ireland and throughout the continent to hear about their experiences of Europe.
Since 1954, European Movement Ireland has been working to strengthen the connection between all sectors of Irish society and Europe. We believe that communication between the EU Institutions and people in Ireland must be a two-way dialogue and not simply top-down information provision.
We want to provide factual information about Europe in language that is clear and understandable, ensuring a robust, fair and factual public discourse on European issues. Since the launch of our podcast series in October 2019, we have had numerous guests speak with us such as Bonnie Greer, Lord David Puttnam, Emily O’Reilly, Tony Connelly, Naomi O’Leary and many more. 
So have a listen, get involved, and let us know what you think!


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Latest Episodes

🔊 Just The Chats | EP17 – 30 Years of German Reunification: In Conversation with Ambassador Deike Potzel

In this episode of Just the Chats we take a look behind the curtain of Germany’s past and present in a frank and insightful conversation with the current German Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Deike Potzel. Our discussion explores 30 years of unity in Germany, lessons learned and recent commemorations of reunification; Germany’s current role as…


Just The Chats | Episode 13 – A Summer Like No Other For The EU

Enjoy listening to this ‘behind-the-scenes’, in-studio conversation, hosted by EM Ireland’s Executive Director, Noelle O Connell and Board members, Catherine Day, former Secretary-General of the European Commission and Rory Montgomery, former Second Secretary General at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Permanent Representative to the EU, who share their insights in a moderated…


Just The Chats | Episode 12 – In Conversation with European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly

We were delighted to host an online event with the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly. Emily O’Reilly was first elected as the European Ombudsman in July 2013. Following the European Parliament elections, she was re-elected for a five year mandate in December 2014 and again in December 2019. As the European Ombudsman she investigates maladministration in…