The date of our Annual Conference is Wednesday 13 June 2018. The venue is Titanic Belfast.

Northern Ireland: Promoting Good Race Relations in the Workplace Following Brexit

The Issues Brexit was undoubtedly a political vote about migration and started a trend of thinking in terms of  “us” and “them.” Political rhetoric from politicians such as President Trump who wants to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out has increased this type of “us” and “them” thinking.  Tragic terrorist acts and threats […]

Update on Brexit Activity

Update on Brexit activity.
The Association is continuing to work closely with Fergus McReynolds, Director of EU Affairs for EEF GB and EEF NI, as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.

BREXIT: What Next?


What next following the Supreme Court Decision? On Tuesday 24 January 2017 the Supreme Court upheld an earlier High Court ruling that Article 50 (the mechanism through which the UK will commence the formal process of leaving EU) cannot lawfully be triggered without an Act of Parliament. So what happens next? Brexit so far: As […]

Brexit – What does it mean for your business?


The UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) continues to be a hot topic both for politicians and businesses. There are still many uncertainties including when the UK will trigger Article 50 commencing the formal 2 year period to exit the EU, and terms on which it will leave. No Member State has ever […]

UK votes to leave the EU – What happens now?

EU Referendum Ballot Paper

On 24 June 2016, the EU referendum result was announced, with a majority of voters deciding that the UK should leave the EU. Once the government notifies the European Council that the UK has decided to leave the EU, the two-year period for the negotiation for exit under Article 50 of the Treaty of the […]