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

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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...

The future of food: Origin Green

Address byTara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia, at AEJ lunch. Through Origin Green, the entire food industry is measuring its sustainability performance. The aim is to set a baseline against which to measure future improvements. Each week, a team of over 100 auditors...

Critical minds for critical times

  Address by Jon Williams, Managing Director, News and Current Affairs, RTE, at Speakers' Lunch, Buswells Hotel, Dublin, on Friday, 12th May, 2017. In 1984, the editor of Colombia’s El Spectatador newspaper, Guillermo Cano wrote “Only the independence, the character,...

Osce Representative on freedom of the media

We, the undersigned, major journalists’ and freedom of expression organisations, are writing to urge the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to ensure continuity of the Office of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media at...

Minister Shane Ross on challenge facing independents

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, was guest speaker at our lunch in Buswells Hotel, Dublin, where he covered a wide range of topics, including the challenge facing Independents in forming a Government and sustaining an administration....

Minister Shane Ross TD – opening speaker of 2017

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, will be our guest speaker at the opening lunch of 2017 which takes place on Monday, 30th January, 2017, at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, 12.45pm sharp. The lunch costs €30 and please note that, in addition,...

Brexit is defining political challenge: Phil Hogan

    Speech by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan at Christmas lunch, Hilton Hotel, Dublin. I'd like to share a few thoughts on the current political landscape in Europe. Let me first say a few words on Brexit, which is the defining political...

Brexit must not distract EU from core values

By Mairead McGuinness MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament. Address to the 2016 AEJ Congress, Kilkenny. The EU needs to be careful that Brexit does not become the tail that wags the dog and results in the EU 27 losing focus on the major challenges and...

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