Lecture on ‘Brexit and its implications for Ireland’ by Mr Francis Jacobs

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 18 Dec 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Sligo Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

Ireland’s position in Europe did not suddenly become a subject for discussion and analysis when the decision on Brexit was announced, Our political, social and economic relationship with other EU Members States has been part of our public discourse for many years.

Having said that, the potential impacts of Brexit have dominated our commentary in the EU in recent times, and the challenges faced by the counties in this region in particular have certainly focused our concentration on the critical months and years ahead.

In the past week alone we have seen the complexities surrounding the Brexit negotiations, particularly with reference to the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland and how this issue has radically moved to become an integral part of the overall negotiations. With that in mind it is great to have such an expert on EU affairs, Mr Francis Jacobs, delivering this lecture in the Glasshouse hotel, Sligo.

Francis Brendan Francis worked with the European Parliament since the first direct elections in 1979 and been the Head of the European Parliament Office in Ireland from 2006 until his retirement in 2016. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at University College Dublin, and gives lectures on the European Union in several Irish Universities, as well as in a number of other countries.