H.E. Mr Chilcott on Reform, Renegotiation, and Referendum
The Department of Politics and Public Administration recently welcomed His Excellency Dr Dominick Chilcott for a public discussion event entitled “The UK, Ireland, and the EU: Reform, Renegotiation, and Referendum”. The event was organised in association with the British Embassy and Communicating Europe.
Welcomed by UL’s Associate Vice-President Academic, Professor Sarah Moore, Britain’s ambassador to Ireland, gave a keynote speech outlining the UK’s strategy to renegotiate its relationship with the EU. The ambassador was also joined on the panel by member of the European Parliament Marian Harkin, Dr Órlaith Borthwick, Director of Policy, Limerick Chamber of Commerce, Dr Patricia Conlan from UL’s Centre for Irish-German Studies, and Professor Emeritus Edward Moxon-Browne from the Department of Politics and Public Administration, UL.
Attended by students, faculty, and members of the public, the contributions by speakers and the ensuing debate shed light on the complex political, legal, and economic issues at stake in the UK’s forthcoming EU referendum and the implications of a possible Brexit for Ireland.