Ireland most positive EU country
The Minister of State for European Affairs Noel Treacy T.D. today welcomed Ireland's position as the most positive EU country in (i) support for the Union, (ii) perceived benefits of membership, and (iii) positive image of the EU, as revealed in today's Eurobarometer survey.
Minister Treacy said:
“This testifies to the success of the government in fostering a more engaged debate among the public about European issues. Particular credit is also due to the tremendous work of the National Forum on
“The results highlight again how well the Irish public in particular appreciates the benefits of the European Union. This is underpinned by the ongoing success of our economy and consistently very low unemployment rates.
“The key to future success for the
Note to editors
The research for the poll was carried out between 27 March (30 March in
The survey is published at
6th July 2006