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

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00
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, will debate Ireland’s role in the EU of 27. The debate will be introduced by Barry Andrews, Director General of the IIEA (Institute of International & European Affairs) and concluded by Professor John O’Brennan.

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