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The Institute of European Affairs was founded in 1991 as a self-governing body. The Institute is a registered, independent charity, and is independent of all political, economic and social interests. The Institute represents no sectoral viewpoint and expresses no corporate views of its own. Views expressed in the Institute's publications and at its conferences, seminars and briefings are those of the authors and speakers.

Governance Structure
Patron: Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland 
Chairperson: Brendan Halligan 
Director General: Tom Arnold
Director of Research and Vice President for Global Affairs: Jill Donoghue 

Director of Administration: Fionnuala Keane 

Director of Finance:   Janice Epstein 
Board of DirectorsAnthony Brown, Conor Brady,  Brendan Butler, Marie Cross, Niall Greene, Brendan Halligan, Tom Haughey, John Hume, Kevin Keary, Peter McLoone, Daithi O’Ceallaigh, Terence O’Rourke, Terry Neill and John Redmond.  
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Secretary: John Redmond
Treasurer: Brendan Butler
Comité d’HonneurEnda Kenny, Richard Burke, John Bruton, David Byrne, Brian Cowen, Pat Cox, Ray MacSharry, Charles McCreevy, Michael O’Kennedy, Mary Robinson, Peter Sutherland, Mary McAleese, Bertie Ahern and Maire Geoghegan Quinn
Honorary Life Members: Adrian Burke, Professor Patrick Keatinge, Dr Tomás Ó Cofaigh, Derry O‘Hegarty, Dr Con Power, Dr David Williamson and Geraldine Byrne Nason
Vice Presidents: Adrian Burke, Tom Haughey, Una O'Dwyer, Nora Owen
Senior Fellows: Katherine Meenan, Tony Brown, Paul Gallagher, Pat Cox, Marie Cross