Dan Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK will discuss Brexit and the likely impact on business and the UK economy, and our long term relations with Europe.


The Challenge of Brexit: An Irish View

📅10 July 2017
18:30 - 20:00 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Event fully booked


👤Dan Mulhall, Ambassador to the UK, Irish Republic


The speaker is Dan Mulhall, the Irish Republic’s ambassador to the UK and one of Ireland's most experienced diplomats. He is making this special trip to Edinburgh before leaving the UK in August to take up the post of Ambassador to the United States. In his presentation he will provide his considerable insights and perspectives on how the negotiations are likely to proceed, the likely impact on business and the UK economy and how it will affect Britain’s long term relations with Europe. He will then take questions from the audience.

Dan's presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience chaired by Professor Drew Scott, chair of European Union Studies, Co-Director of the Europa Institute and Dean International (Europe).

Coffee and registration from 6pm. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

This event is being held jointly with the David Hume Institute.

About the speaker:

Born in Waterford and educated in University College Cork, Mr Mulhall first entered the civil service in 1978 as a third secretary in the department of foreign affairs, before working his way up to becoming the ambassador for Malaysia in 2001. In 2009, Mr Mulhall was named as the official envoy to Berlin, before becoming the 14th Irish Ambassador to Britain, in September 2013. Previously, he had been closely associated with the Dublin government's approach to Northern Ireland policies. Following June’s Brexit vote, Mr Mulhall made a public statement on the issue in which he said Dublin will work closely with the British government and the Northern Ireland Executive as co-guarantors of the peace process.


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Further information


👤 Hazel Parker
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