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…

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…

Ireland being held up across Europe as example of best practice on citizen engagement says European Movement Ireland

European Movement Ireland (EM Ireland) Executive Director, Noelle O Connell, will give an address on the Irish experience holding a national conversation about the EU, to the French National Assembly at a conference in Paris today (8/11/18). Noelle O Connell will tell the conference that Ireland’s citizens’ consultations have provided a vital forum for people…