Brexit and security threats are the main topics of discussion at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties today.

The event, now in its 37th year got underway yesterday evening with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney delivering the traditional John Hume Lecture.

Up to 300 people are expected to attend each session over the next five days with the focus of this year’s event being global turbulence and the uncertainty around the UK’s impending exit from the EU.

The week’s first discussion forum takes place at 11am with Brexit and and the issues it will pose to Ireland being the topic up for analysis.

Guest panelists include former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox, North West MEP Marian Harkin and former Minister for Finance Alan Dukes.

Security threats the continent faces will be the topic of discussion at the day’s second event. Director of the summer school, Dr Joe Mulholland explains: