Welcome To The AEJ Irish Section

Welcome to the home of the Association of European Journalists Irish Section on the web

The AEJ is an Independent Association

We are for journalists, writers and specialists in European affairs. We host guest speakers, organise seminars and special events.

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We are proud to bring together some of the finest minds in journalism and media

Great Events

We host great events with respected and distinguished speakers



Our seminars and events inform debate and provide unrivalled networking opportunities for our members and guests

What’s going on in the AEJ?

Brexit centre stage at AEJ Congress

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charles Flanagan TD, is to give the keynote address on the potential impact of Brexit at a major conference which begins in Kilkenny tomorrow Friday (4th November) which will be attended by journalists from across Europe. Minister...

Kilkenny to host AEJ Congress

Kilkenny City is to host a major conference in November, drawing journalists from across Europe. The Association of European Journalists, a representative body for journalists working in over 22 countries in Europe, is to hold its annual Congress in the marble city....

What does “Brexit” mean for Ireland?

With Britain questioning its EU membership, Claire Fox asks what such a 'divorce' would mean for Ireland. Claire is a final year student in UCC studying English and French. This article won the European Commission National Student Media award (Smedia). Claire also won...

James Downey 1933-2016

By Mike Burns To his many thousands of readers he was ‘James Downey’. To colleagues and friends he was simply and affectionately Jim’.To President Michael D. Higgins he was “one of Ireland’s most committed journalists”.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was “a man of...

Judge Moriarty: Judiciary got it wrong on pay cuts

Certain members of the Judiciary had got it wrong when they challenged the right of Government to reduce pay during the recent economic crisis, the Honourable Mr Justice Michael Moriarty told members at our first lunch of 2016. Addressing almost 40 members and guests...

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan address to Christmas lunch

Agriculture and Rural Development are part of the Jobs, Growth and Investment priority at the heart of the Juncker Commission. Indeed, I have already begun working with Vice-President Katainen in the Project Team linked to this priority. As a strategic sector,...

Huge year ahead for Ireland and broadcasting

Address by Kevin Bakhurst, Head of News and Current Affairs and Deputy DG, RTE, at speakers lunch Friday, 11th September, 2015 2016 will be a huge year in Ireland – it’s a time to commemorate the Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish State; it’s most likely a time...

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