Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Georgetown University’s Global Irish Studies Initiative and McCourt School of Public Policy presented:

BrExit, Voice and Loyalty: Post-Brexit governance challenges for Ireland, the UK and the EU

Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh

Thursday, April 27th. This event was free and open to the public.

Brexit has had enormous implications for political relationships within and between Ireland, the UK and the EU respectively. In this presentation, Prof Muiris MacCarthaigh of Queen’s University Belfast examined developments in these relationships since the 2016 referendum that resulted in the UK’s departure from the European Union, the current impasse over the ‘Protocol’, and the future of governance arrangements across these jurisdictions. 

photo of Prof. Muiris MacCarthaigh smiling in front of a blurred background.

Prof. Muiris MacCarthaigh is Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queens University Belfast. His research engages with a variety of debates within and between political science, public sector governance and public policy, and with a particular focus on the Irish case. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Group for Public Administration, visiting Full Professor at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, and Northern Ireland lead for the International Public Policy Observatory ( (new window)).

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