Ireland, the United Kingdom and the European Union

in conjunction with the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin

30th June 2015

This event discussed the possible impact on Ireland of uncertainty over the United Kingdom’s position in the European Union; and of simultaneous uncertainty over the internal governance of the United Kingdom.

Copies of a recent report by the IIEA on this subject, Britain and Europe: The Endgame – An Irish Perspective can be downloaded from the IIEA website, and hard copies are available for £10 from the Federal Trust (email [email protected]).


Session 1: Britain and the European Union

Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust
John McGrane, Director General, British-Irish Chamber of Commerce


Session 2: Ireland and the (dis)United Kingdom

John Palmer, former European editor of The Guardian, and former political director of the European Policy Centre, Brussels
Paul Gillespie, former foreign policy editor for The Irish Times