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Brexit Fall Out - Presentation by Dr Majella Kilkey

On the 13th February 2019, Dr Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan were invited panellists at a public event, Brexit fall out – the citizen’s perspective – The economic and social

EU Citizens Rights and Settled Status: Fragomen

Slide deck from 01/03/19 event; from Zahira Patel of Fragomen LLP. 

More Europe, less Brussels

The construction of the European Union began over 60 years ago. We have succeeded in completing a single market with a single currency but a political union remains elusive. The founding fathers had imagined a more rapid development.

Cork – Dublin - Belfast

It was mild and bright when I climbed the steps to the top deck, as the ferry manoeuvred through the channel between the seaport town Cobh and Haulbowline Island. The evening before I’d gone to bed early and despite being woken around five by a child’s cry as the ship rolled across the Celtic Sea, that morning I felt restored.

Human rights with a (Brexit) use-by date

The Government continues to treat European human rights, incorporated by the Human Rights Act (HRA) into UK law, like supermarket products with a use-by date: we can enjoy them for now, but the government reserves the right to take them away after Brexit.

Brexit Worries

On the morning of 24th June 2016, my instant response to the news was a guttural feeling of loss and despair. For me Brexit was, and still is, a complete disaster.

Isolated lights in an abyss of ignorance

‘All knowledge is enveloped in darkness.’ - W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

Brexit, Yellow Vests & Subsidiarity

A spectre of discontent is haunting Europe.

Isolated lights in an abyss of ignorance

I was waiting on the tarmac concourse of the port in Plymouth to board the overnight ferry sailing to Roscoff. My hope was to catch another boat to Ireland the next evening, although I knew the ferry was already fully booked and I did not have a ticket. 

A successful Romanian Presidency will be less about national politics and more about the EU agenda

The historical juncture for the Romanians to steer their first ever Presidency exercise is unique and immensely challenging, as it covers Brexit, negotiations on the next EU budget and the European elections.

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