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Ireland and the EU – Moving beyond Brexit

Are you baffled by the Backstop? Curious about where Ireland and Europe may be headed after Brexit?  Keen to have your voice heard? Then this public meeting on Brexit and The Future of Europe on Friday 23 November at 11:15am in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Main Auditorium is for you.

An expert panel will discuss Ireland and the EU – Moving beyond Brexit and will invite the audience to share their ideas, concerns and expectations on these topics at this pivotal time while history unfolds.

Organised by the Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre in partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology, The European Commission Representation in Ireland and the European Movement Ireland, this public meeting is your chance to hear from key players and experts about what Brexit will mean for Ireland and Europe. With European Parliament elections in May 2019, it is more important now than ever to have your voice heard.

Panelist Gerry Kiely, Head of EU Commission Representation in Ireland said; “We are delighted to bring this Citizens’ Dialogue to Waterford City and hope that it will facilitate real engagement and debate. Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to making sure the views from Waterford are heard in Europe”.

Other members of the panel include Deirdre Clune, MEP, Waterford’s Dr. Mary C. Murphy, Lecturer in Politics in University College Cork and Gerard Arthurs, Lecturer in International Relations and Politics at WIT. The meeting will be moderated by Rory Harte from The European Movement. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Tickets can be reserved via Eventbrite or by emailing

The Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre, based at Central Library, Lady Lane in Waterford City is a service which helps the public find answers to questions about the European Union. It offers information on all sorts of subjects related to the EU including your rights and opportunities as an EU citizen. It can provide direct responses to general inquiries and, if you have more detailed questions, signpost you to the best sources of information and advice at EU, national, regional and local levels.


For more information or to arrange an interview with one of the panellists contact Sinead O’Higgins, Manager, Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre, Central Library, Lady Lane. email:  Phone: 0761 10 2975 / 087 3637119


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