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…

Spanish General Election, April 2019

On Sunday, 28 April, Spain held its third general election in just over three years. Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister and leader of the socialist PSOE (Spanish Social Workers Party), called a snap election after his budget was rejected in February.     Background Spain is a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI serving as the official…

Estonian General Election, March 2019

Estonians went to the polls on Sunday, 3 March to elect a new Parliament, known as the Riigikogu. The current opposition centre-right party, Reform, defied pre-election opinion polls, winning 28.8 per cent of the vote and 34 seats (just over a third of the total). Pre-election favourites, Estonia’s current governing centre-left party, Centre, came second,…

Citizens’ Dialogue: “Brexit & Europe – Where Are We Headed?” | UCC, Cork

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland, is delighted to invite you to a Citizens’ Dialogue on “Brexit & Europe – Where Are We Headed?”. Speakers: Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland, Gerry Kiely. University College Cork, Lecturer in Politics, Dr Mary C. Murphy. Event moderated by European Movement…