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Sharing Ideas Shaping Policy. The Institute of International and European Affairs is an independent policy research think-tank based in Dublin.

    Monika Bickert - Charting The Way Forward: Online Content Regulation

    Monika Bickert - Charting The Way Forward: Online Content Regulation

    In her address to the IIEA, Monika Bickert discusses why Facebook is calling for the regulation of online content and what Facebook deems as acceptable content for its services. The internet has revolutionised how people communicate, breaking down barriers and increasing access to information and ideas. At the same time, it has allowed for the proliferation of abuse online – whether in the form of hate, harassment or offensive content. Ms Bickert analyses the complex challenges that governments face in limiting harm without reducing people’s rights and freedoms.

    About the Speaker:

    Monika Bickert is Facebook’s Vice President for Global Policy Management and Counterterrorism. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with the site. Ms Bickert served as Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years in Washington, DC, and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence

    • 13 min
    Eamon Ryan - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from The Green Party

    Eamon Ryan - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from The Green Party

    In his address to the IIEA, which follows the United Kingdom’s formal withdrawal from the European Union, Eamon Ryan outlines the Green Party’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.

    This is part of the IIEA’s party leaders series entitled: Ireland and the EU after Brexit: Views from Party Leaders.

    Q&A begins at 23:08

    About the Speaker:

    Eamon Ryan is the Leader of the Green Party, a position he has held since May 2011. He has been a TD for Dublin Bay South since 2016 and he previously served as a TD for Dublin South from 2002 to 2011. He was the founding chairperson of the Dublin Cycling Campaign and began his political career as a Dublin City Councillor. He then went on to serve as Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources from 2007 to 2011.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mary Lou McDonald - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Sinn Féin

    Mary Lou McDonald - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Sinn Féin

    In her address to the IIEA, which takes place the day of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, Mary Lou McDonald outlines Sinn Féin’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.

    This is part of the IIEA’s party leaders series entitled: Ireland and the EU after Brexit: Views from Party Leaders.

    About the Speaker:
    Mary Lou McDonald is President of Sinn Féin and TD for the Dublin Central constituency. Prior to becoming President of Sinn Féin in February 2018, Ms McDonald was Vice President of the party. Following her election to the Dáil in 2011, Ms McDonald was Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson for Public Expenditure and Reform. On her re-election in 2016, she also became Sinn Féin’s All-Ireland Spokesperson for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. She was also an MEP for Dublin from 2004 to 2009.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Brendan Howlin - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Labour

    Brendan Howlin - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Labour

    In his address to the IIEA, which takes place the day of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, Brendan Howlin will outline the Labour Party’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.

    This is part of the IIEA’s party leaders series entitled: Ireland and the EU after Brexit: Views from Party Leaders.

    About the Speaker:

    Brendan Howlin is the Leader of the Labour Party, a position he has held since May 2016. In a 30-year career in politics he has held a number of ministerial positions, including Minister for Health and Minister for the Environment. He was appointed as the first Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in 2011, a post which held until 2016. He has also served as Leas Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann. Deputy Howlin was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1987.

    • 39 min
    Leo Varadkar - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Fine Gael

    Leo Varadkar - Ireland and the EU after Brexit: A View from Fine Gael

    In his address to the IIEA, which takes place the day of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, Leo Varadkar will outline Fine Gael’s view on the key challenges and priorities for Ireland in the European Union after Brexit.

    This is part of the IIEA’s party leaders series entitled: Ireland and the EU after Brexit: Views from Party Leaders.

    About the Speaker:

    Leo Varadkar has been Leader of Fine Gael and An Taoiseach since June 2017. Prior to this, he served as Minister for Social Protection (2015-16), Minister for Health (2014-15), and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport (2011-2014). He has served as a TD for Dublin West since 2007, and was a member of Fingal County Council before this (2003-7). Before entering politics, he worked as a non-consultant hospital doctor, qualifying as a general practitioner in 2010.

    • 42 min
    Micheál Martin TD - IIEA Leaders Series - After Brexit: Ireland and the Future of the EU

    Micheál Martin TD - IIEA Leaders Series - After Brexit: Ireland and the Future of the EU

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU on 31 January 2020, Micheál Martin considers Ireland’s role in a changing European Union, as well as what Brexit means for the future of relations on the island of Ireland, and between Ireland and the UK.

    This is part of the IIEA’s party leaders series entitled: Ireland and the EU after Brexit: Views from Party Leaders.

    Q&A Begins at 28:24

    About the Speaker:

    Micheál Martin is the leader of Fianna Fáil, and has been involved in local and national politics for over thirty years. His was first elected to Cork Corporation in 1985, before entering national politics in 1989, when he was elected TD for Cork South Central. He also served as Lord Mayor of Cork from 1992-1993, and has occupied four cabinet posts, including: Minister for Foreign Affairs (2008-2011), Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (2004-2008), Minister for Health (2000-04) and Minister for Education (1997-2000).

    • 51 min

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