Representation in Ireland

Wednesday 12 September: State of the European Union Live-Streaming and Panel Discussion, Europe House, Dublin 2


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

On 12 September 2018, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will deliver the latest State of the Union speech of his presidency. 

To mark this occasion, the Institute of International and European Affairs and the European Commission Representation in Ireland will co-host a live screening of President Juncker’s address to the European Parliament, followed by discussion among an expert panel on the key messages of the speech and the outlook for the remainder of President Juncker’s tenure.

12/09/2018 - 07:30 to 10:00

The speech will be web-streamed live below.

The Panel speakers include:

  • Dr Mary C. Murphy, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration at University College Cork;
  • Barry Andrews, Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs;
  • Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland.

The discussion will be moderated by Gerry Kiely, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Ireland.

The event takes place at Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, from 7.30 to 10 am.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register in advance at:

Finally, ‘This Time I’m Voting’ – Promoting the 2019 European Elections - In May 2019, Europeans will head to the polls and cast their vote in the 2019 European elections. From climate change to Brexit, Europe has faced numerous challenges in recent years. The European Parliament is looking to build a community of supporters to encourage people to vote in the next election. The goal is not to advocate whom people should vote for: it is to advocate the act of voting itself, the act of engaging in the democratic process; and the act of doing so in a conscious and fully informed way.

If you are interested in being part of this campaign, the European Parliament will be hosting a Welcome Event directly after the panel discussion. For further information, please contact Michael Bruton, European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland, Tel: 01 6057922, email: