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Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Addresses AEJ 17th Oct 2019

Bertie Ahern  Former Taoiseach Thursday, 17th October, 2019  We are living in momentous times and we have witnessed a huge amount of switching in one week. Boris Johnson has made three big concessions, including the line down the Irish Sea which was...

Call to incoming EU Commission President on media freedom

TO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European Commission,  Brussels,  Belgium Dear President von der Leyen, We are writing as members of the press freedom community to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the European...

Brian Hayes speaks at AEJ lunch

Brian Hayes, CEO, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland today (Friday July 12) addressed the lunch of the Association of European Journalists at Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin. In his speech, extracts of which are included below, he addressed the issue of trust and...

Key debate on European Election

rhdroznoroznor Barry Andrews The growth in anti-European sentiment is not confined to the UK. Across member states, the democratic values and respect for human rights that are core to the EU are under attack from extremes of the right and left. What is at stake is the...

Lorna Reid Kennedy

Our colleague and great friend Lorna Reid has died, aged 68. She was a native of Tralee, Co Kerry, and passed away suddenly in St Vincent’s Hospital ICU,  Dublin , on Friday, (April 22)  with her husband, Ciarán Kennedy, by her side. She was...

Brexit: “Most Amateurish project Ever”

The trip was the latest in a series of briefing visits organised by the European Commission Representation in Ireland in conjunction with the European Parliament Information Office.

Minister McEntee:EU is bedrock of our economy

It remains the Government’s firm view that the only way to ensure an orderly withdrawal and to fully protect the Good Friday Agreement is to see the Withdrawal Agreement ratified.

Brexit and beyond: Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist, AIB

Address by Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist, AIB Friday 17 Nov, 2018, Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Given the considerable uncertainty over whether the UK parliament will approve the withdrawal agreement and with a range of outcomes now possible in relation to Brexit,...

Micheál Martin TD on Government, Brexit and next election

Speech of FF Leader, Micheál Martin TD. It is right to debate what we expect from government and to consider the Taoiseach’s strategy in relation to his government. What the confidence and supply agreement has provided the government with is the opportunity to tackle...

Report on Seminar on Press Freedom in Brussels

By Deaglán de Bréadún Three issues featured strongly in the Press Seminar organised by the Association of European Journalists which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on June 26th and 27th , immediately prior to the latest EU Summit.  They were:...

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Report on Seminar on Press Freedom in Brussels

Report on Seminar on Press Freedom in Brussels

By Deaglán de Bréadún Three issues featured strongly in the Press Seminar organised by the Association of European Journalists which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on June 26th and 27th , immediately prior to the latest EU Summit.  They were:...

Jean Monnet lecture series and visit to UCC

Jean Monnet lecture series and visit to UCC

By Matthew O' Toole Do you remember where you were when you found out the UK had voted to leave the European Union? I was lying on a camp bed, temporarily installed in a meeting room in 10 Downing Street. I heard the voice of David Cameron, who would shortly resign as...

Attorney General outlines views on Judicial Bill

Attorney General outlines views on Judicial Bill

Transport Minister Shane Ross’s controversial bill to overhaul the appointment of judges is a “dog’s dinner” and needs significant work, if it is to be viable, Attorney General Seamus Woulfe has said. Mr Woulfe said the bill — which was the cause of a major row at the...

Comment:Turkey moving away from rule of law

The sentencing of five Turkish journalists to life imprisonment shows that the Turkish judiciary cannot make independent decisions, states Otmar Lahodynsky, President of Association of European Journalists (AEJ). The release on bail of Deniz Yücel, Turkey...

Peter Sutherland: his memories of introducing the Erasmus programme

In memory of Peter Sutherland RIP, former Attorney General and EU Commissioner, we publish the winning article in the SMedia 2017 (sponsored by the EU Representation in Ireland). The article focuses on Peter Sutherland's introduction of the Erasmus programme in 1985...

Policing Authority Chairwoman Josephine Feehily on future of the force

Policing Authority Chairwoman Josephine Feehily on future of the force

The head of the Policing Authority has said a new Garda commissioner could be an “outsider” but that the package for the role needs to be improved. Chairwoman Josephine Feehily, addressing the Association of European Journalists, outlined outstanding reforms needed in...

Press under threat like never before: Sean Donlon

Press under threat like never before: Sean Donlon

The press in Ireland is threatened today as never before, the chair of the Press Council, Seán Donlon, has said. Addressing a meeting of the Association of European Journalists in Dublin, Mr Donlon said there were two main threats: the first was posed by tech...

Press Council Chair to address members’ meeting

Seán Donlon, the Chairman of the Press Council, will be our next guest speaker for our lunch (1pm) on Friday, 13th October, 2017, at Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2. Seán Donlon has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors.  His public sector career...

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