Minister Treacy Welcomes Publication of the latest Eurobarometer Poll
The Minister of State for European Affairs, Mr. Noel Treacy T.D., today welcomed the publication of the latest Eurobarometer poll, which again demonstrated that support for EU membership is stronger in Ireland than in any other
“It is clear that a majority of Irish people are overwhelmingly in favour of EU membership and believe that membership has had positive effects on our economy, on employment and on agriculture. Irish people are very upbeat about the effects of membership on our influence in the world and on the security of our country. I am particularly gratified that support for our membership has in fact increased since the last poll.
“The poll reveals that support for further enlargement of the Union is somewhat lower. However, we need to remember that after
“The poll also tells us that only a small majority of our people are interested in European Affairs. This represents a challenge for the future, one to which we are responding, including through the work of the National Forum on Europe. It is a fact that EU membership has enormous implications for almost every aspect of our day to day lives.”
Note for Editors
Research for the poll was carried out between 9 September and 10 October 2006. It reflects the opinions of Irish people just prior to the completion of the historic fifth enlargement of the Union.
78% of Irish people polled said that membership of the EU was a good thing for
87% of Irish people polled said that
73% of Irish people polled said that the EU conjures up a positive image for them.
The survey is published at http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/index_en.htm
18 December 2006Top