Brexit, Ireland and the Future of Europe

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Taking place shortly after the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, this half-day conference featured a conversation with former Taoisigh on the topic of the Northern Ireland peace settlement, and the role it has played in the Brexit negotiations, chaired by Olivia O’Leary. Subsequently, a panel of high level European speakers discussed the future of the EU without the United Kingdom.

On 23 April 2018, the IIEA and McCann FitzGerald, with the support of Deloitte and media partner, The Sunday Business Post, co-hosted a conference on Brexit, Ireland and the Future of Europe.

Taking place shortly after the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, this half-day conference featured a conversation with former Taoisigh on the topic of the Northern Ireland peace settlement, and the role it has played in the Brexit negotiations, chaired by Olivia O’Leary. Subsequently, a panel of high level European speakers discussed the future of the EU without the United Kingdom.

 

Session 1 – Brexit, Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement

  • John Bruton, Taoiseach na hÉireann, 1994 – 1997
  • Bertie Ahern, Taoiseach na hÉireann, 1997 – 2008
  • Brian Cowen, Taoiseach na hÉireann, 2008 – 2011
    • Chaired by Olivia O’Leary

 

 

Session 2 – The EU without the United Kingdom

  • Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Former UK Attorney General
  • Jose Manuel Barroso, Former President of the European Commission
  • Catherine Day, Adviser to Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
    • Introduced by Barry Devereux, McCann Fitzgerald and moderated by Philip Andrews, McCann FitzGerald

 

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Brexit, Ireland and the Future of Europe