Why should Brexit bother me? A lecture by Dr. Mary C. Murphy

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 13 Dec 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Waterford Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

Large Room, City Hall, Waterford City

13th December 2017

10.30am & 12noon

The UK, Ireland’s nearest neighbour currently faces a very different and uncertain future. This altered future will have a range of political and economical implications for Ireland and the EU. But how will these consequences be felt? This lecture will look at the many ways in which Brexit has the potential to impact, both positively and negatively on Irish young people and their futures. Particularly relevant to Leaving Cert students of Politics & Society, History and Geography or any student with an interest in current affairs.


Dr. Mary C. Murphy is a lecturer in politics in UCC. She is a past pupil of the Ursuline Convent Waterford and a graduate of University Limerick. She also has a Masters and PhD from Queens University, Belfast. Mary’s research focuses mainly on the study of the European Union and its relationship with Ireland. She has authored three books, a number of academic articles and she contributes to print and broadcast media. Her work is heavily focused on Brexit and how it will impact on Ireland. In 2015, Mary was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration by the European Commission. Mary’s work with Secondary School students is supported by the Erasmus and Jean Monnet Programme.