11:00 – 13:15 Wednesday 25 September 2019

European Parliament, Brussels


Opening Remarks

Naomi Long MEP


Keynote Speech

Iar-Taoiseach John Bruton, Prime Minister of Ireland 1994 – 1997


Video Speeches

The Rt Hon Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1997 – 2007

Iar-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland 1997 – 2008


Session 1

A shared future for Ireland and the UK in the context of Brexit

Debate with Cross-Party Group of MEPs
Moderator: Tony Connelly, Journalist (RTÉ)

Session 2

How Brexit impacts the people of Northern Ireland

Panel of Speakers from Northern Ireland

  • Doire Finn – Co-Founder of Our Future Our Choice Northern Ireland
  • Ciara Ferguson – Manager of Greater Shantallow Area Partnership, Derry~Londonderry
  • Ellie Crawford & Naomi McKeown – Co-Founders of  Northern Ireland Student Climate Network
  • Damian McGenity – Co-Founder of Border Communities Against Brexit
  • Dr Katy Hayward – Political Sociologist, Queen’s University Belfast

Debate with Cross-Party Group of MEPs
Moderator: William Crawley, Broadcaster (BBC)


Closing Remarks

Naomi Long MEP


Cross-Party Group of MEPs

Representatives from the following political parties:
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (UK, Renew Europe)
Fianna Fáil (IE, Renew Europe)
Fine Gael (IE, EPP)
Labour (UK, S&D)
Liberal Democrats (UK, Renew Europe)
Plaid Cymru (UK, Greens/EFA)
Sinn Féin (IE, GUE/NGL)
Scottish National Party (UK, Greens/EFA)
The Green Party of England and Wales (UK, Greens/EFA)
The Green Party (IE, Greens/EFA)