As part of Government’s ongoing consultation work on Brexit, a series of consultations and dialogues with civic society are taking place.

The first of those consultations – the All-Island Civic Dialogue – took place in November 2016, hosted by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. Building on this first plenary session, the Government is undertaking a series of All-Island sectoral civic dialogue events.  Led by Ministers, these are an invaluable opportunity to hear directly about the all-island implications of Brexit, from a variety of stakeholders and across a wide range of sectors.

The second Plenary session of the All-Island Civic Dialogue will be held in Dublin Castle on Friday, 17 February, chaired by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. This Plenary session will build on the fourteen All-Island sectoral dialogues which will have taken place by then. It will also provide a further opportunity to capture the views of those most directly affected from across the island, as we approach the start of formal negotiations. 

The main output from the Civic Dialogue process will be a report which will be used to help inform the Government's position on issues related to the UK’s exit negotiations.

Second Plenary meeting of the All-Island Civic Dialogue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan convened the second Plenary meeting of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin Castle on 17 February 2017. 

The second session builds on the work of the first plenary and the fourteen All-Island sectoral dialogues. It also provided a further opportunity to capture the views of those most directly affected from across the island, as we approach the start of formal negotiations. 

The list of attendees for the second plenary is available here

Preparing for Brexit: Presentation by John Callinan, Second Secretary General, Department of the Taoiseach

All-Island Sectoral Dialogues

All-Island Sectoral Dialogues, took place in a range of locations across the country. 

This report outlines the key themes from each consultation. 

Date

Topic

Location

14 December

Further Education & Training

 

Dublin

15 December

Agri-Food

 

Meath

19 December

Education & Research

Louth

 

23 January

Transport & Logistics

Louth

23 January

Tourism & Hospitality

 

Louth

23 January

Schools

 

Dublin

30 January

 

Children and Young People

Dublin

30 January

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Leitrim

1 February

Seafood

Dublin

6 February

Energy

 

Roscommon

6 February

 

Heritage, Culture & Rural Ireland

Cavan

8 February

Prepared Consumer Foods, Horticulture, Cereals, Tillage, Animal Feed, Forestry

Meath

13 February

Human Rights and the Good Friday Agreement

 

Kildare

16 February

Welfare Rights & Mobility

 

Dublin


This list is not exhaustive and it is envisaged that further events and consultations will continue to be organised as required. These events will be led by the relevant Minister(s) and will take place in a variety of locations across the country.

All-Island Civic Dialogue

This all-day event, which was live-streamed, provided an opportunity to hear the voices of the people affected by the vote, both directly and through their representative groups. It also provided an opportunity to map the challenges presented by Brexit and how they might impact on different elements of society and the economy on an all-island basis.

 You can watch back this event here. 

You can read the report from the first Plenary here

 A full list of attendees is available to download here.

You can watch back this event here.

Updated on 20 February 2017