Ireland and the European Union

February 25, 2022

25th February 2022
11am - 12pm


Ireland and the European Union (MUP, 2021) is a new book which examines how Ireland’s relationship with the EU was affected by a succession of crises – the financial crisis, the Brexit crisis and the migration crisis – in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The book provides a summary of the main features of each of the crises to be considered, from both the EU and the Irish perspective.

Ireland and the European Union is the first volume of its kind to provide a comprehensive analysis on British-Irish relations in the context of Brexit. It assesses the Withdrawal Agreement and Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, the devolution settlement and the 1998 Agreement, as well as the European dimension to Northern Ireland’s peace process.

In this virtual event, editors Michael Holmes and Kathryn Simpson will be in conversation with Stephen O’Shea, Deputy CEO of European Movement Ireland. The panel will then take questions from the audience.


About the speakers:

Michael Holmes is Associate Professor at the European School of Political and Social Sciences in Lille, France.

Kathryn Simpson is Associate Professor in Political Economy at the Future Economies Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Stephen O’Shea joined European Movement Ireland in October 2020. Stephen has worked at senior management levels in government, politics and financial services, specialising in public policy and communications.


About EMI:

European Movement Ireland is a voluntary, not-for-profit, independent, membership-based organisation working to develop the connection between Ireland and Europe and to achieve greater public understanding of and engagement with the European Union and with our European partners, by providing objective information and stimulating debate.

They believe that Ireland is best served by a population who understand the EU and the broader community of European nations and engage constructively in its future development.

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