EM Ireland statement on the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement

Speaking after the publication of the European Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement today, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, said: “The text published today by the European Commission sets out in draft, the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. The draft Withdrawal Agreement essentially converts what was agreed by the EU and…

Principles and parameters in place for Brexit but greater challenges ahead says European Movement Ireland

Comment on the announcement of approval to move on to phase two of the Brexit negotiations Commenting on the announcement that EU leaders have approved moving on to the second phase of Brexit negotiations, Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland, says: “We now have the principles and parameters in place for progress…

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…

PRESS RELEASE: Maurice Pratt Urges Irish People to ‘Phone A Friend’ in the UK Today!

Vital to get out the Irish vote tomorrow in the UK’s EU Referendum Dublin, Wednesday, June 22 2016: Chairman of European Movement (EM) Ireland Maurice Pratt is urging Irish parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends to ‘phone or text their Irish relatives and contacts in Britain today  to remind them to vote tomorrow, Thursday, 23…

European Movement Ireland Launches New Voter Registration Drive: ‘Is Someone You Love in the Picture?’

Dublin, Monday, 18 April, 2016: European Movement Ireland is today launching an online voter registration drive for the UK’s EU ‘In-Out’ referendum.  The awareness raising campaign is aimed at two distinct groups: Irish-born people who live in the UK; British citizens who live in Ireland. European Movement Ireland is urging them to register to vote…