Ionadaíocht in Éirinn


David Davis, British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with Michel Barnier, Chief EU negotiator

At a press conference following the second round of Article 50 negotiations this week, the EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said: "On Ireland, we had a first discussion on the impact of Brexit on two key subjects: the Good Friday Agreement and the Common Travel Area. We agree that the important issue of the Good Friday Agreement, in all its dimensions, requires more detailed discussions. In particular, more work needs to be done to protect North-South cooperation between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Today, that cooperation is embedded in the common framework of EU law and EU policies. We need to better understand how the UK intends on ensuring the continuation of this cooperation after Brexit. We also agreed that the UK should clarify in the next session how it intends on maintaining the Common Travel Area after leaving the EU."

Airport passenger
The European Commission has found that the exemption for transfer and transit passengers from the Irish air travel tax was in line with EU state aid rules.
The exemption did not selectively favour certain airlines and therefore involved no state aid within the meaning of EU rules.

The European Commission Representation in Ireland will host a stand at the “The National Ploughing Championships” in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 September 2017.

Further information about what will be on offer at our stand will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

Image from the exhibition

In cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland, the Embassy of Hungary in Dublin is hosting a photography exhibition on ’’Hungarian Freedom Fighters”. The photos of the 1848 Hungarian freedom fighters were taken by photographer József Plohn in 1902 and the photos of the 1956 Hungarian revolutionaries were taken by photographer Mihály Dömötör in 2006 respectively.