A major US conference hosted by IrishCentral, on March 15, will seek to explain the complex issue and point a way forward for Brexit. Follow our updates below.
Join IrishCentral live from New York today, March 15, as we bring you “Understanding Brexit.”
Among the speakers are Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan; House Ways and Means Chairman, Congressman Richie Neal; Senator and former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland during the peace process, George Mitchell; British Consul General Anthony Philipson, who is also Director of International Trade in the US; Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden; Martin Shanahan CEO IDA Ireland, and Ed Luce, Washington columnist for The Financial Times.
We'll be bringing you updates throughout the day, below.
9 am: First speaker is Ciaran Madden, Consul General of Ireland, who talks about the strength of Ireland as member of the European Union.
"Ireland is resolutely European," he states.
"Ireland is better socially, economically and culturally because of our membership in the European Union … We’re better for it."
"Ireland is resolutely European … Ireland is better socially, economically and culturally because of our membership in the European Union … We’re better for it." @maddenciaran1 @IrelandinNY pic.twitter.com/LaDfGElToE— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) March 15, 2019
Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan:
“I want to be very clear this morning: Ireland will continue to be a full member of the EU with all the benefits of the single market and the customs union” - @CharlieFlanagan pic.twitter.com/OgocSm8fYZ— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) March 15, 2019
Panel 1 - Brexit - The Impact on the US Ireland and the UK
Moderator - Ted Smyth, Chairman, Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Amy Chozick, Political Reporter, The New York Times
Ed Luce, National Editor, The Financial Times
Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent, The Irish Times
Danny McCoy, CEO, Irish Business and Employers Confederation
Maureen Mitchell, Director, Sterling National Bank
“Markets dislike uncertainty and there’s been profound uncertainty now for the last two and a half years.” - Maureen Mitchell, Director, Sterling National Bank. pic.twitter.com/0BCmPUmVfa— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) March 15, 2019
Panel 2 - Brexit and Business
Moderator - Niall O’Dowd, Founder, Irish Central
Patricia Etzold, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
"I think what Brexit certainly did was to move companies out of their comfort zone. "
Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operations Officer, KPMG
“I sense business people are very frustrated with the uncertainty ... From the amount of energy, time and resources dedicated to this discussion.” - Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operations Officer, @KPMG pic.twitter.com/xad6YHPN3j— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) March 15, 2019
Antony Phillipson, Her Majesty’s Consul General & Trade Commissioner for North America
“The Brexit vote was not an effort by the British people to damage our relationship with Ireland but to change our relationship in the EU” - @AJPhillipson, British Consul General. pic.twitter.com/h3dM2KCEF8— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) March 15, 2019
Mark Redmond, Chief Executive, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland
"There isn’t a parish, town or community in Ireland that is not benefitting from US investment … it is not going away."
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland
“Brexit is not what Ireland would have wanted. We don't believe it’s good for Ireland, the UK or Europe but we respect the decision of the people of the UK. ” - @MartinDShanahan, CEO @IDAIRELAND pic.twitter.com/GzC8pA4Cm6— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) March 15, 2019
You can watch George Mitchell's keynote speech live here:
We are live with George Mitchell, former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, who was instrumental to the creation of the Good Friday Agreement. He will speak on Brexit and Northern Ireland.Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Vendredi 15 mars 2019
You can watch Congressman Richard Neal's keynote speech live here:
We're live with Congressman Richie Neal, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which will oversee U.S.-U.K. trade deals after Brexit.Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Vendredi 15 mars 2019
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