Ireland and the Future of the EU: Leading the Way, Following the Crowd or Left Behind?

IIEA16th November 20171min
An IIEA event in partnership with the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies.


Podcast: Download the keynote audio podcast from this event here.

 

An IIEA event in partnership with the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 12.30p.m -2pm.
Location: John Hume Building JHL4, Maynooth University

Amid rising support for populist parties across the EU, the Brexit vote in the UK, the election of Emmanuel Macron in France, and reinvigorated economic strength, Europe is at a crossroads. Ireland needs to examine its own position in an EU of 27 Member States.

What role should Ireland pursue within the EU? Without the UK, who are Ireland’s closest EU allies? What are Ireland’s red lines?

At this event in Maynooth University, a panel of students moderated by Paul Cunningham, Editor of RTÉ’s The Week in Politics, debated Ireland’s role in the EU of 27.The debate was introduced by Barry Andrews, Director General of the IIEA and concluded by Professor John O’Brennan.

 

This event was part of the IIEA’s Future of the EU 27 Project, which is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and is open to the public.