Local MEP McGuinness amongst speakers at Brexit and the Environment conference in Dundalk this Friday

Local MEP McGuinness amongst speakers at Brexit and the Environment conference in Dundalk this Friday

Local MEP Mairead McGuinness will be one of the main speakers at a conference on Brexit and the Environment taking place in Dundalk this Friday.

The conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, titled ‘Brexit and the Environment: Impact on the island of Ireland’, will discuss how Brexit will impact environmental issues on the island.

It will ask the question what do we know about what the EU and UK sides want to achieve on environmental regulation in the negotiations.

It will run from 9am to 4pm with MEPs Mairead McGuinness and Lynn Boylan amongst the speakers. Both are members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.

Brexit raises question about the potential loss of legislative protection for the natural environment in the North, and what will be the impact on the rest of the island.

Brexit may also put the security of Northern Ireland’s energy supply at risk, and have implications for cross-border issues around climate change mitigation, waste management, and water and air pollution.

These are just some of the issues that will be addressed at the conference in Dundalk, held in partnership with the Northern Irish Environmental Link and the European Parliament.

This event is free to attend but prior registration is essential and spaces are limited.

Book your place by contacting the European Parliament officer in Dublin at epdublin@ep.europa.eu or phone 01 605 79 00

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