Thursday, 13th April 2017

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Luton Irish Forum, 102 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 0ES

  • Advance booking is essential
  • Doors open at 6.30pm
  • Free parking onsite and in adjacent public car park



As Britain withdraws from the European Union, we are inviting you to attend a discussion with Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain on the evening of 13 April, 7pm – 9pm at Luton Irish Forum.

In conversation with Brian O’Connell, Journalist and Communications Advisor, the Ambassador will discuss the possible implications for Ireland and the Irish in Britain of Brexit.

A drinks reception and Q&A session will follow.

Tom Scanlon, Chairman of Luton Irish Forum said ‘This is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the implications of this historic decision for Irish people here in Britain and for our homeland which will form the only land divide between UK and Europe.  This is a very complex issue and many aspects are unclear at this time. Nevertheless, it is important that we take every opportunity to voice your concerns and aspirations on this major issue.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 13th April at the Forum.’

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Brian O’Connell was Media and campaign spokesman in Britain for the British Irish Chamber of Commerce during the EU referendum campaign that the UK should remain within the EU. He advised on media relations and political strategy for this leading group serving businesses with interests in Britain and Ireland. The Chamber’s member businesses employ almost 2 million people globally. The primary role of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce is to maintain a focus on the value of two-way trade between the United Kingdom and Ireland and to facilitate access to governments, policymakers, industry and employers.

Brian was a panelist on Dateline London, a weekly international current affairs discussion programme broadcast on the BBC TV News and World News channels for 17 years.

He was London Editor for RTE for 23 years with responsibility for budgets and output of RTE’s Westminster bureau. He covered five British general elections, party conferences and major events such as the July 2005 London bombings, the Queen’s state visit to Ireland and the London 2012 Olympics.

Luton Irish Forum presents Brexit and the Irish community