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European Election Event, Waterford,16 January 2014


This special European Election event "Post Troika:  Where now for Ireland in 2014?" will take place on Thursday 16 January at 2pm at the Theatre Royal in Waterford.   This is a free event but booking is essential.   To reserve your place, phone 051 849975 or email

Do you have questions about the EU? Do you want to know more about the role of the European Parliament and the upcoming elections? Would you like to share and discuss your thoughts?    A series of events will be hosted by Europe Direct Information Centres (EDICs), located in eight public libraries around the country. This first event on 16 January 2014 will be chaired by author and lecturer Shane Dunphy with keynote speaker Mary O'Rourke, former Government Minister.  There will also be an expert panel with Jim Power, well known economist and Waterford native and Tim Hayes, Head of Information/Communication at the European Commission Representation in Ireland.  This is an opportunity to hear their views and aspirations for the EU, for you to ask questions, share your thoughts and participate in the discussion before the European Parliament elections take place from 22nd-25th May 2014.  All events are open to the public, admission is free and refreshments will be served on the day.  

Further information here

This series of events will continue throughout January and February as outlined below.

Monday 20 January:  Dublin:  Fingal County Council Offices, Blanchardstown 6.15pm
Monday 27 January:  Mountmellick: Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, 7.00 pm
Thursday 30 January: Galway: Westside Library 6.00 pm

Thursday 6 February: Donegal: Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran 6.00 pm - POSTPONED
Monday 10 February: Mallow: Hibernian Hotel, Mallow 5.30 pm
Thursday 20 February:Tubbercurry: Tubbercurry Library 6.00 pm
Thursday 27 February:Dundalk: Dundalk Library 6.00 pm