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Elections and Brexit: What Next for Northern Ireland?


Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series: sponsored by IQ-EQ

Naomi Long MLA

Naomi Long MLA Leader of the Alliance Party

We are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming Lunch Bites @ the IoD webinar with Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party, Northern Ireland Assembly on Thursday, 24th March.

In this Lunch Bites, Naomi will reflect on the current political situation in Northern Ireland, Brexit, and the upcoming May elections.

The Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series is sponsored by IQ-EQ. We are delighted to work with IQ-EQ as the sponsor of Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series in 2022.

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members, and is free of charge.

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar. 

Naomi Long

Naomi Long

Leader of the Alliance Party

Naomi Long MLA is Leader of the Alliance Party and Minister for Justice for the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly. Naomi is from East Belfast. After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) top of her year with a Mechanical Engineering (Meng) (Dist) in Civil Engineering, she worked as a civil engineer for 10 years, working across structural, environmental and water sectors, before making the move into politics, initially as a Belfast City Councillor and then as a Member of the Assembly, during which time she became Alliance Deputy Leader.  

She served as Lord Mayor of Belfast in 2009/10 and, at the end of her term, was elected as MP for East Belfast, the first Alliance MP ever elected. After losing the 2015 Westminster election, she was elected to the Assembly in 2016 and became Alliance Leader.

In 2019, she was elected to the European Parliament and became the first Alliance representative to be elected MEP and the only NI politician to have served at every level of Government. After Brexit, she returned to the NI Assembly and took up her current role as Justice Minister in January 2020. 

Naomi is passionate about issues that impact on women and girls both at home and abroad, from the number of girls studying STEM subjects to the impact of clean water and sanitation on women and girls in the developing world. 

She lives in East Belfast with her husband Michael and their little rescue dog, Daisy.


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In Ireland, we are focused on assisting companies with their setup and ongoing administration, providing services such as financial accounting and reporting, provision of directors, company secretarial and payroll.

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To find out more visit the IQ-EQ website.


  • For any queries in regards to this webinar, please email Lisa Sweeney, Senior Membership and Events Executive, IoD Ireland.

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Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please email Lisa Sweeney, Senior Membership and Events Executive, IoD Ireland.

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