Brexit Bites: Consumer Rights

The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU has an effect on consumer protection and on the rights afforded to consumers. On 1 January 2021, the transition period, which required the UK to comply with EU consumer protection rules, ended. Despite the completion of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), UK consumer protection rules will, to an…

Brexit Bites: Data Protection

In our increasingly interconnected, technological and internet-driven world, personal data has emerged as a form of currency, possessing public and private value. Data is an essential resource for the public and private sectors, aiding in economic development, competitiveness and innovation. In essence, data is a commodity, a commodity growing at an exponential rate. Globally, enormous volumes…

Brexit Bites: Personal Finance

Recent events have introduced a degree of uncertainty for firms and consumers in the financial services sector. In addition to the economic complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic, financial services firms and customers will have to contend with disruptions created by Brexit. Ireland’s banking industry is expected to be impacted by Brexit in several ways.…

European of the Year Award Ceremony

WATCH IN FULL HERE: European of the Year Award Ceremony for Michel Barnier 📅 10:00am (GMT) | Thursday 21 January 2021 | Online European Movement Ireland are delighted to invite you to the online European of the Year Award Ceremony for Head of Task Force for Relations with the UK, Michel Barnier. European Movement Ireland’s…

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…

Opening Statement to the Oireachtas | Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, 12 June 2019

[Speaking to the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs for European Movement Ireland on 12 June 2019, was our Executive Director, Noelle O Connell, and our Head of Policy and Advocacy, Daniel Keohane]   Chair, Members of the Committee,   Thank-you for your invitation to attend today’s proceedings to discuss Irish public opinion on, and engagement…