Brendan Halligan’s commitment to Europe as an economic and developmental community has been long-standing and active. Like many of his colleagues in the Labour Party, Halligan has had a strong commitment to Europe and European affairs since the 1950s.
He became a member of the European Movement in 1967 and served as Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the Council during the 70s and 80s. As Chairman, he organised a civil society campaign in favour of Ireland ratifying the Single European Act in the 1987 referendum.
He was appointed as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1983 until 1984. He is Chairman of the Institute of International and European Affairs, a policy think tank and forum, and Adjunct Professor in European Affairs at the University of Limerick.
Brendan has completed many papers and addresses on the subject, to see some of which please click on the images below, and please see more on the Publications page.