Movements: Fintan O’Toole on Brexit

The Irish Times columnist on the cultural backdrop to Brexit. Belinda McKeon moderates.


$40 general / $32 members

Mon, May 20, 2019



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Irish Arts Center
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Acclaimed Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole comes to Irish Arts Center to speak on Brexit and his latest work, Heroic Failure: The Politics and Pain of Brexit. Moderated by novelist Belinda McKeon, the conversation offers an enlightening opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Brexit and the current political climate in the UK and Europe.  

"Brexiteers ignored Ireland. Ireland may have the last laugh."
Fintan O'Toole in the Washington Post

"It was never about Europe. Brexit is Britain’s reckoning with itself."
Fintan O'Toole in the Guardian

This is the fifth installment of our Movements series, which brings a wider public context to our cultural programming through conversations with important global voices. Past guests include former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Senator George Mitchell, MSNBC/NBC host and national correspondent Steve Kornacki, and Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan.

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