Ireland Brexit guest-edit

Brexit and Ireland – time to mobilise

Matthew Doyle  |  17 March 2016

I am very pleased to be guest-editing Progress on this St Patrick’s Day at what is a vital time for both Britain and Ireland with the referendum on our membership of the European Union in just a few weeks’ time. Relations between Britain and Ireland have never been stronger since the two countries joined the …

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Why we launched Irish4Europe

Claire Tighe  |  17 March 2016

The Irish4Europe campaign is a civic campaign, founded by European Movement and run by Irish people in the United Kingdom voting Remain on 23 June. It launched last week in Westminster and its three key aims are for Irish people living in the UK to know they can vote, to register to vote, and to …

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A vote to remain is best for Northern Ireland

Alasdair McDonnell MP  |  17 March 2016

Membership of the European Union has been hugely beneficial for Northern Ireland and critical in helping the transformation that our society has undergone since 1998. The SDLP is firmly and unambiguously campaigning for a vote to remain in the EU in the critical referendum vote, now fewer than 100 days away. We in Northern Ireland …

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Why we must have an ‘In’ vote

John McGrane  |  17 March 2016

Over the last 40 years, the relationship between the UK and Ireland has gone from strength to strength. For me – as for many others of my generation – watching this process has been a welcome, though somewhat unexpected, privilege. The depth of the relationship between Britain and Ireland can be explained not only by …

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Three lessons learned about Ireland, Brexit and referendums

Pat McFadden MP  |  28 January 2016

I have recently returned from a short trip to Dublin where I had been invited to speak to the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin about Brexit and what the consequences could be for the British-Irish relationship. There are three main things I learned on the trip. 1. Ireland is worried about Brexit …

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