We are delighted to announce a three-year agreement with AIB, who join Arthur Cox as an official sponsor of the Institute.
Federico Fabbrini, Director of the DCU Brexit Institute and Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government, DCU, said: “Brexit negotiations are presently at a critical juncture. Against the backdrop of prevailing political uncertainty and unexpected institutional developments, the coming months and, indeed, years are critical in shaping the economic and social landscapes of the UK, Ireland and the EU for future generations. Today’s announcement of a three-year sponsorship by AIB of the DCU Brexit Institute is a vote of confidence in the Institute, and recognition of its contribution to date in promoting understanding of the challenges and opportunities that Brexit poses for business, government and society at large.”
Marking the sponsorship announcement, Mary Whitelaw, AIB Customer Treasury Services said: “AIB is delighted to sponsor the DCU Brexit Institute. This partnership will bring valuable insights to AIB group. We will continue to back our corporate and business customers, sharing with them key findings and advice to prepare them for various Brexit eventualities. We look forward to a dynamic and productive partnership with the DCU Brexit Institute which will benefit our customers.”
Welcoming the announcement, Professor Daire Keogh, Deputy President of DCU, commented: “This commitment by AIB to the DCU Brexit Institute is hugely significant and most welcome. The Brexit Institute is an example of the engagement for which DCU is renowned. Brexit presents Ireland with an unprecedented challenge, but the Institute brings together the resources of the university and leaders in society and the economy to address its implications. We are delighted that AIB has joined us in this initiative; their support will add an important dimension to the Institute’s reflections and will greatly facilitate continued analysis to inform Ireland’s navigation of the Brexit challenge.”
With AIB’s support, the DCU Brexit Institute will continue to play a key national and international role in tracking the developments of the withdrawal process, starting with a kick-off conference for the new academic year on ‘Brexit by Design or by Default?’ (Thursday, 6 September, The Helix, DCU.