Online Event: The Implications of Brexit for Ireland: A conversation with Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
Please join us for a conversation with H.E. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, about the implications of Brexit for Ireland. This discussion will be moderated by Bill Reinsch, CSIS Scholl Chair and Senior Adviser, and Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe Program at CSIS.
With the deadline for reaching a trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom fast approaching, there is growing concern that new borders, customs procedures and tariffs may be imposed which will harm both the Irish and Northern Ireland economies. The UK government has moved forward with legislation, the Internal Market Bill, which allows the UK government to breach its legal agreement with the EU on Northern Ireland. The EU has recently initiated legal procedures against the UK for this legislation and prominent members of Congress have stated that the Internal Market Bill or anything else that jeopardizes the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, makes a future US-UK trade agreement impossible. U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney recently visited Dublin and Belfast to assess the impact of the Internal Market Bill. Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Daniel Mulhall will present the Irish government’s perspective on the situation, on prospects for an acceptable resolution, and the economic and political implications if one does not appear.
H.E. Daniel Mulhall
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe Program at CSIS
CSIS Scholl Chair and Senior Adviser
This event is made possible by general CSIS support.