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16 06, 2020

UK-EU Summit: Fishy

By |2020-06-17T14:30:41+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

The British government has been making a significant effort to present the video conference between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament on Monday as constituting something of a breakthrough in the negotiations over the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European [...]

16 06, 2020

VIDEO: The Brexit negotiations and their implications for the island of Ireland

By |2020-07-10T09:19:03+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Video|Tags: , , |

Click here to watch the recorded webinar held on 8th June 2020.   SPEAKERS: Daithi O’Ceallaigh Dáithí O’Ceallaigh is a former Irish diplomat who worked for many years on British-Irish and north–south relations, culminating in service as ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2007. Dr Mary Murphy Dr [...]

2 06, 2020

The Brexit negotiations and their implications for the island of Ireland

By |2020-06-10T10:45:06+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit|Tags: , , |

Monday, 8th June, 17.00 - 19.00 WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR Brexit will affect the whole of the UK politically and economically, almost certainly only for the worse. But Brexit poses particularly grave and immediate challenges for the island of Ireland. We are lucky to have four experts to give us [...]

6 05, 2020

Brexit, Transition and Ireland

By |2020-06-04T15:53:11+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 6th May 2020 Eight months before the end of the transition period the British government seems intent upon two courses of action which will exacerbate the inevitable political and economic damage to the United Kingdom when it finally withdraws from the European treaties. The [...]

22 01, 2020

Leaving one Union, dividing another: The Irish border, the exit agreement and its implications

By |2020-06-04T08:24:29+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 In February 2018, when serving as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson was reported telling journalists that ‘the particular problems around the Irish border are being used to drive the [...]

11 10, 2018

BREXIT: The Political Declaration

By |2018-10-15T09:04:06+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BREXIT: THE POLITICAL DECLARATION MUST BE VAGUE AND PRECISE AT THE SAME TIME   by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 11th October 2018   The issues relating to the status of Northern Ireland after Brexit, and in particular the Irish “backstop,” have not yet been resolved. The major political [...]

6 03, 2018

Mrs May’s Mansion House Speech – The Irish Dimension

By |2020-05-04T09:49:18+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

Mrs May’s Mansion House Speech – The Irish Dimension   By John Bruton, former Irish Taoiseach 4th March 2018 This article was first published in the Meath Chronicle. My first reaction, watching Theresa May’s speech, was that The UK is going to put itself, and all the other EU countries, [...]

12 06, 2017

New Fault lines in Europe…..the political consequences of Brexit

By |2020-05-05T08:20:34+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

“New Fault lines in Europe.....the political consequences of Brexit” by John Bruton, former Taoiseach     Grattan lecture held at  the Irish Embassy in London on 12 June 2017   THE HISTORIC CONTEXT OF BREXIT If one reviews European history over the period since the Reformation five hundred years ago, the [...]

28 04, 2017

Testimony by John Bruton, at the Seanad Special Select Committee on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

By |2020-05-04T09:52:17+00:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

Testimony by John Bruton, at the Seanad Special Select Committee on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union 27 April 2017 I welcome the opportunity to speak here today and commend the committee on its work. If I may, I would also like to commend the government on the way [...]