IIEA1st November 20176min

The Nordic Baltic grouping could prove to be a natural ally for Ireland in the EU of 27. As Tony Brown writes in this blog, the invitation for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to attend their meeting on the eve of the European Council summit of 19-20 October is a significant development.

IIEA6th October 20175min

The death of former Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave, at the age of 97, has led to many tributes from across politics and from academic commentators. Many warm comments have come from those who had the opportunity of working with him, especially in the National Coalition government of 1973-1977.

IIEA UK Group12th July 20171min

The IIEA’s fortnightly Brexit Brief notes recent developments in the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Issue 23 examines the UK’s counter-offer on citizens’ rights after Brexit, as well as the latest position papers issued by the EU negotiating team. The Brief also notes a number of recent political developments in Ireland, the UK and the other Member States.