Representation in Ireland



The latest national Eurobarometer report for Ireland has found little public support for an "Irexit".

Just published, the latest Eurobarometer national report analyses data collected last November in over 1000 face-to-face interviews.

The full report for Ireland can be downloaded here: 


You can also download Dr Quinlan's powerpoint presentation at this link:


Irish companies are sending almost twice as many workers*  to other European countries under EU freedom of movement for services rules, as those countries are sending to Ireland.

Latest figures (2015) show that Irish-based companies sent out 8000 workers on contracts to other EU countries doing everything from construction to business services. (Low res graphic attached)

EU Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans

On Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 February, EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will visit Dublin. He will begin his programme with a Citizens Dialogue at the University College Dublin Law Society, which you can follow live on the Representation's Facebook page from 6.30 p.m. on Monday evening. Register for the event here.

On Tuesday, First Vice-President Timmermans will hold bilateral meetings with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.

First Vice-President Timmermans will also participate in a Joint meeting of the Oireachtas Committees on EU Affairs and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence, which will be live streamed here on Tuesday at 12.30 p.m.

Image of last year's Model Council event in Dublin Castle

The Model Council of the European Union debate for secondary schools takes place on Friday, 10 March 2017 in the Printworks in Dublin Castle. Transition, Fifth and Sixth Year students from 28 schools will participate. Each school will represent one of the 28 European Union Member States. The theme of the 2017 debate is EU trade policy. The event will be chaired by Mairéad Lavery of the Irish Farmers' Journal.