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State of the European Union Debate 2022: What will it mean for Ireland? 8 September 2022

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image giving details of event against backdrop of Irish and EU flags

Together with the European Commission Representation in Ireland and European Movement Ireland, we are delighted to invite you to a webinar in advance of the upcoming State of the Union debate in the European Parliament with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.  The webinar will take place online on 8 September from 10:00am-11:15am with MEPs Frances Fitzgerald and Billy Kelleher.  Registration required.

This event will provide the opportunity for key Irish stakeholders to have their say on what they want to hear in this year’s State of the Union address and debate.


  • Patricia King, General Secretary of ICTU
  • Danny McCoy, CEO, IBEC
  • Adam Lambe, NYCI
  • Neil McDonnell, CEO, ISME
  • Dominic MacSorley, CEO, Concern Worldwide
  • Frances Fitzgerald MEP, EPP, Dublin
  • Billy Kelleher MEP, RENEW Europe, Ireland South


Emmet Ryan, Connected Editor, Business Post

Format: Our panel of stakeholders will speak for five minutes each, highlighting three issues they want to hear about in the State of the Union debate, which will take place on 14 September in the European Parliament. This will be followed by the MEPs responses to the points raised by the panel and will conclude with closing statements from each speaker.

Register here