Sinn Féin Vice-President Michelle O’Neill Lecture: What does the Future Hold for the North? OCTOBER 2018
Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin Vice-President and Northern leader, addressed the legacy of the Agreement of 1998 and the challenges of Brexit as part of the Policy Engagement Lecture series in October 2018.
Ms O’Neill opened by noting the vital role the University plays in society, and added that the skills and acumen Queen’s fosters is crucial to attracting investment inward investment.
The Sinn Féin Vice-President argued that the Good Friday Agreement offered the “huge opportunity” to build peaceful democracy, and a renewed sense of hope. She urged that the values of the Agreement be defended, and said that her Party seeks resolutions not recrimination.
Following the talk Professor Richard English, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, chaired a question-and-answer session, giving the audience an opportunity to press Ms O’Neill on a broad range of issues.