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Posted 19 February 2021

Shared Island Dialogue


As part of the Shared Island Dialogue series for 2021, a Shared Island Dialogue will take place on 2 June 2021, on “Building back together: Economic recovery on a shared island”.

This online event is part of the Government’s Shared Island initiative, launched by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD last year, to work with all communities and traditions on the island to build consensus around a shared future underpinned by the Good Friday Agreement.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, will participate for the Government in this Shared Island Dialogue.

The Dialogue will seek contributions from stakeholders on the island of Ireland, on enhancing and developing the all-island economy, growing business links and championing entrepreneurship. Discussion will also focus on opportunities for further economic cooperation on a shared island, with North/South and East/West dimensions, including on post-pandemic recovery and just transition to a carbon-neutral future.

We would like to invite you to take part in this half-day online event, taking place from 10am – 1.20pm on 2 June.


Please confirm your attendance by emailing by close of business, Monday 31 May 2021.


Further details on the Dialogue and information on how participants attend online, will be circulated closer to the event.

Please note due to a limit on numbers to facilitate discussion by participants online, nominations are limited to one per organisation.

The Shared Island Dialogue series commenced in November to foster inclusive and constructive dialogue on important issues for the future of the island in the years ahead, including on health, education and economy, and on key civic aspects of in the Good Friday Agreement.

Plenary sessions of the Shared Island Dialogues are being made available online at to contribute to broader civic discussion.

See Dialogues