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Dublin Airport Central and DCU Brexit Institute Announce Partnership

Wednesday, January 9th 2019

DCU Brexit Institute and Dublin Airport Central have today announced a new partnership that will see the airport’s new and expanding commercial quarter sponsor the Institute.

Dublin Airport Central joins Arthur Cox, AIB and Grant Thornton as an official sponsor of the Institute and the announcement comes ahead of the forthcoming House of Commons vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Commenting on the partnership announcement, Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Director of the DCU Brexit Institute and Professor of European Law at DCU’s School of Law & Government, said:  “Dublin Airport Central’s partnership with the DCU Brexit Institute is a very welcome development. As Ireland’s only and Europe’s first centre specifically created to analyze the implications of the UK withdrawal from the EU from both a research and policy perspective, the DCU Brexit Institute has become the go-to place to understand the challenges, but also the potential opportunities, that Brexit poses for Ireland and the EU. Joining with Arthur Cox, AIB and Grant Thornton as institutional sponsors of the Brexit Institute, Dublin Airport Central will provide impetus and new perspectives for the Institute’s ongoing operations against the backdrop of political turbulence.”

Dublin Airport Central is ideally situated for firms operating on an international basis, with unrivalled international and national connectivity linking it seamlessly to a host of European, North American and Asian destinations. Located less than 100m from Terminal 2, Dublin Airport Central is Ireland’s next generation business destination, boasting unrivalled growth opportunities for blue chip companies within a unique location which blends an elegant mix of business and social amenities.

Brian Coppinger, Head of Dublin Airport Central, said: “Dublin Airport Central is delighted to partner with the DCU Brexit Institute. This is a timely and fitting partnership, and we look forward to working closely with the Institute. Dublin Airport Central is an ideal landing space for firms relocating to Ireland from the UK due to Brexit. We view this partnership a key link helping us to forge relationships and associations with businesses, organisations and other key stakeholders affected by this political change which will have a major impact on the current and future business environment.”

Welcoming the announcement, Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said: “At every stage of negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the DCU Brexit Institute has been very active in analysing developments, in providing a platform for international speakers and sectoral experts, and in serving as a key resource for objective and informed commentary. I am confident that, with this new partnership, the Institute’s influence will continue to grow through the critical journey ahead.”

Pictured at the announcement of a partnership between Dublin Airport Central and DCU Brexit Institute were (left-right) Paul Byrne, Head of Sales & Marketing, Dublin Airport Central and Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Director of DCU Brexit Institute. Dublin Airport Central joins Grant Thornton, AIB and Arthur Cox as an official sponsor of the Institute, which is the first centre of its kind in Europe and which has firmly established itself over the past year as a leading platform for analysing the major legal, political and economic challenges raised by the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.