State of the European Union Debate 2022: What will it mean for Ireland? Roundtable Discussion

📅 10.00am (Dublin) / 11.00am (Brussels) | Thursday, 8 September 2022 | Online

Together with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, we hosted a webinar with stakeholders and MEPs on the upcoming State of the Union debate in the European Parliament, opened by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

This event provided the opportunity for key Irish stakeholders to have their say on what they want to hear in this year’s State of the Union address and debate.

Date: Thursday, 8 September

Time: 10.00 – 11.15am (Irish Time)


  • Patricia King, General Secretary of ICTU
  • Danny McCoy, CEO, IBEC
  • Adam Lambe, NYCI
  • Neil McDonnell, CEO, ISME
  • Dominic MacSorley, CEO, Concern Worldwide
  • Frances Fitzgerald MEP, EPP, Dublin
  • Billy Kelleher MEP, RENEW, Ireland South


Emmet Ryan, Connected Editor, Business Post

Format: Our panel of stakeholders highlighted key issues they want to hear about in the State of the Union debate, which will take place on 14 September in the European Parliament. This was followed by the MEPs responses to the points raised by the panel and concluded with closing statements from each speaker.