Selling referendums in Ireland

The Irish have a lot of experience voting on EU treaties, and veteran campaigners there know that attention spans are short and personal experience powerful. Joe Costello, former member of the Irish Parliament and Minister for Trade And Development, says much can be learned. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s first guest editor week on openDemocracy. We are approaching the end game: a date has been … Continue reading Selling referendums in Ireland

The implications of Brexit on Irish Higher Education

Ned Costello, CEO of the Irish Universities Association, argues that a UK exit from the European Union would likely have a significant negative impact on Irish students in the UK, British students in Ireland, and the Irish Higher Education sector in general. Each year, around this time, we are reminded of the close nature of the relationship between the UK and Ireland … BAFTA awards … Continue reading The implications of Brexit on Irish Higher Education