European Movement Ireland Statement on the Publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) welcomes the publication of the Draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement reached between the EU–UK negotiators. Commenting on the developments, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of EM Ireland, said today, “We welcome the progress and publication of last night’s Draft Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement.  It is a credit to the perseverance…

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…

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…