DCU Brexit Institute and Dublin Airport Central have today announced a partnership deal which 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 Brexit.

Commenting on the partnership announcement, Federico Fabbrini, Director of the DCU Brexit Institute and Professor of European Law at DCU’s School of Law & Government, said:

“With Dublin Airport Central’s partnership, the DCU Brexit Institute is literally taking off. 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 an institutional sponsor of the Brexit Institute, Dublin Airport Central will provide impetus and strong support 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 unrivaled 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 forensically analysed developments, provided a series of platforms showcasing international speakers and sectoral experts, and served as an accessible resource. I am confident that with this new partnership, the Institute’s influence will continue to grow through the long journey ahead.”


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