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On Monday, 30 September 2019, the IIEA Brussels AISBL welcomed IIEA board member and former Taoiseach John Bruton, who delivered a keynote address on the occasion of the annual Brendan Halligan Lecture.

In a wide-ranging address, Mr Bruton offered his insights on the key issues surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and discussed some of the challenges facing Ireland and the EU in the broader global context.

The full text of the speech can be downloaded in pdf format here.