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The perils of putting a government together after election 2020

The perils of putting a government together after election 2020 Address by  Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics at Dublin City University.   31 January 2020  A week out from what looks like it could well be the most transformative election in...

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...

What’s going on in the AEJ

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

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...

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

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

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...

Brexit must not distract EU from core values

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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