Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations: Conference Sessions

Brexit & the Future of British-Irish Relations was a two-day conference during which leaders in academia, public life, and business gathered together to discuss the implications of Brexit on the relationship between Ireland and Britain. Panellists critically considered topics ranging from the European project to politics, populism, trade relations, Northern Ireland and the Belfast Agreement.

The conference was held on February 28th and March 1st at NUI Galway, and was organised by The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the Moore Institute at NUI Galway, and the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast.

Listen to the Conference Sessions


Panel 1: The European Project

Chair: Professor Daniel Carey (NUI Galway)


Panel discussion starts at 01:01:50

Panel 2 – The Politics Of Brexit

Chair: Professor Niall Ó Dochartaigh (NUI Galway)


Panel discussion starts at: 01:14:28

Panel 3 – Economics & Trade Relations

Chair: Professor Mary Daly (RIA/UCD)


Panel discussion starts at: 01:05:04

Q&A with Vice President of the European Parliament Mairéad McGuinness

Chair: Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh (Registrar and Deputy President, NUI Galway)

Panel 4: Northern Ireland, the border, & the Good Friday Agreement

Chair: Professor David Phinnemore (QUB)


Panel discussion starts at 01:06:25

Panel 5: The Future of British-Irish Relations

Chair: Dr. Mary Murphy (UCC)


  • Sarah Tiffin (Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Dublin) – Starts: 00:00:54
  • Professor Jennifer Todd (UCD) – Starts: 00:17:44
  • Dr. Etain Tannam (TCD) – Starts: 00:27:56
  • Lisa Chambers, TD (Fianna Fáil Brexit spokesperson) – Starts: 00:41:37
  • Angela Knight CBE (UK Office of Tax Simplification)- Starts: 00:56:20

Panel discussion starts at 01:10:21

Final Remarks by Professor Daniel Carey and Dr. Catherine Wilsdon – starts at 01:29:50

David Kelly

David Kelly is Digital Humanities Manager at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. He works with researchers from the Arts & Humanities on the design and development of innovative and creative digital projects that both enable and better communicate their research