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14th December 2017

Irish Aid/IIEA Development Matters Report

In 2017, the IIEA and Irish Aid continued the joint series of development focused events, entitled “Development Matters” and was chaired by IIEA Director General, Barry Andrews.
8th December 2017

Breakthrough for the Border in Brexit Talks

On Friday, 8 December 2017, after a night of intensive negotiations, the EU announced that sufficient progress had been made in the UK’s withdrawal negotiations to move to Phase 2 of the negotiations. This blog covers the key negotiating points of the Northern Ireland border and the Good Friday Agreement as presented in the joint report from the negotiators.
8th December 2017

What Consumers Want: 10 Key Lessons from the IIEA/ESB Energy Conference     

The IIEA and ESB hosted Take Charge – Together Towards a Low Carbon Future, a major international conference on a consumer-driven energy future, on 23 November 2017. Over 300 delegates attended and listened to the speakers’ insights on how consumers could be effectively encouraged and engaged in making the vision of a low carbon future a reality. Here are our 10 takeaways.
28th November 2017

Guest blog – Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee

We have witnessed remarkable improvements regarding extreme poverty around the world over the last number of decades. The global extreme poverty rate is down to around ten percent, 9 out of 10 children worldwide get primary education and World Bank data show that around 45 countries have left the Low Income Country category during the last 30 years.
21st November 2017

IIEA Future of the EU27 University Roundtable with Maynooth University

A summary of the first IIEA Future of the EU27 University Roundtable held in Maynooth University on November 16 2017.