McCann Fitzgerald leads Irish intervention in Brexit debate
Irish law firm McCann Fitzgerald firmly planted its flag on the “In” side of Britain’s European Union debate by hosting a pro-European business event in London.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny made headlines after speaking on a number of matters, including a possible Brexit, at the event in London, hosted by McCann Fitzgerald in conjunction with the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce.
Other attendees included Ambassador Dan Mullhall, the Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain; Barry Devereux, managing partner of McCann FitzGerald; John McGrane, director general of British-Irish Chamber of Commerce; and John Cronin, former chairman and global relations partner of McCann FitzGerald.
Mr Kenny praised the law firm’s work in furthering discussion and debate around Brexit, including by hosting a significant discussion event earlier in January at which it had posed the question as to what role UK law firms and the City should play in the run-up to the referendum.
Mr Devereux said: “We are pleased to play a small role on the debate relating to Brexit in the UK.
“McCann FitzGerald first established its London office 30 years ago in 1986 and since that time we have advised and represented many British, International and Irish clients through that office as well as through our principal office in Dublin. As a firm, we are very happy to express a strong desire for the UK to remain in the European Union.”
Mr McGrane thanked the Taoiseach for his words and indicated that its principal purpose was to support and encourage the business links between Great Britain and Ireland.