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About the Speech:
In this address to the IIEA, Colum Eastwood set out his vision for a post-Brexit Ireland. He analysed how the Irish national interest should be protected and promoted in this uncertain period between the British referendum in June, and the potential invoking of Article 50 ahead of the forthcoming negotiations between the UK and the EU. He also considered whether a post Brexit world may also mean a post Good Friday Agreement world.
About the Speaker:
Colum Eastwood is the Leader of the SDLP, a position he has held since November 2015. In 2010, he was appointed Derry’s youngest ever Mayor, at the age of 27. He was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2011 and was the party’s representative on the committee of the Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister. He has also sat on the Northern Ireland Assembly’s environment committee and was appointed to the post of Assembly Private Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, Alex Attwood, in 2010.