Prof. Imelda Maher and Journalist Jamie Smyth in Conversation on 50 Years since Ireland said “Yes” to Europe in NYC.
In a wide-ranging conversation and audience Q&A on May 10th, Jamie Smyth of the Financial Times and Prof. Imelda Maher of UCD’s Sutherland School of Law discussed Ireland’s winding path to EU membership, what recent global events reveal about the nature of the European Union and how the EU can garner hope as it looks to the future.
The event marked the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s referendum on joining the European Community, which passed with 83% of votes in favour.
It was organised by the Consulate General of Ireland in New York, as part of a New York EU50 programme of events and took the form of a networking breakfast attended by approximately 100 New York-based young professionals.
Prof. Maher is Senior Emile Noel Global Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at New York University’s School of Law from Jan-Jun. 2022. Jamie Smyth is a former Brussels correspondent for the Irish Times and the Financial Times and is currently US Pharmaceuticals Correspondent for the FT.