Roundtable Discussion State of the Union: What will it mean for Ireland?

Europe House,12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
Banner advertising SOTEU discussion and debate in Europe House on 8 September 2023

Together with the European Commission Representation in Ireland and European Movement Ireland, we are delighted to invite you to this upcoming event with stakeholders and MEPs Barry Andrews and Ciarán Cuffe looking ahead to the upcoming State of the Union debate in the European Parliament with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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


  • Pat Ivory, IBEC
  • Owen Reidy, ICTU

  • Ivan Cooper, The Wheel

  • Dr Eileen Culloty, Dublin City University

  • Conn McCarrick, Youth Speaker 

  • Sorcha Tunney, Trócaire

  • Barry Andrews MEP, Renew Europe

  • Ciarán Cuffe MEP, Green Party

Moderator: Flor McCarthy, Journalist

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 13 September in the European Parliament. This will be followed by the MEPs' responses to the points raised by the panel and will conclude with a Q&A session from the in person and online audience. 

The event will be in hybrid format with both  in person and online attendees.

Please note due to limited capacity in the venue in person attendance will be constrained but once capacity has been reached attendees will still be able to register to participate online.

Prior Registration via link is essential.

Date: Friday, 8 September
Time: 12.00 – 13.30 (Irish time)
Venue: European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin D02 W710

You can watch the event LIVE here

More information on the State of the Union address