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On 21 March 2018 in Brussels, Ibec launched its flagship campaign, Ireland in the EU: A Dynamic Future, which outlines the six core priorities that Irish business has identified for the future of the EU. In his address to the IIEA, Danny McCoy discussed this report and argue that more integration is needed in areas where there is a clear collective benefit, but in other areas decisions should be left to individual Member States.

This event is open to the public, as part of the IIEA’s Project on the Future of the EU27, which is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

About the Speaker:

Danny McCoy is CEO at Ibec, the group that represents Irish business. Prior to joining Ibec he was senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. Mr McCoy is a regular contributor in the print and broadcast media and has written columns for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Irish Times among other international newspapers. The Irish Times recently described him as one of the ‘50 people who run Ireland’.