The future departure of one of Ireland’s most important economic and cultural partners from the European Union renders Ireland’s own relationship with the EU more complex. On the political front, the threat of the border with Northern Ireland being reinstated is potentially explosive. To what extent can and will the European Union negotiators take these implications into account? How will Ireland sit within the new EU order? Our panel of speakers will explore these key questions: Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs, one of Ireland’s main think-tanks, Wesley Hutchinson, Professor at the Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and a specialist on Northern Ireland, and Alain Salles, European Affairs journalist at Le Monde.