Representation in Ireland


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will visit Dublin on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2018. 

At the invitation of the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, President Juncker is visiting Dublin ahead of the European Council on 28-29 June to discuss Brexit and other issues currently on the European agenda.


Irish people are the most likely to have a positive image of the EU at 64% according to the Spring 2018 Eurobarometer published today. This figure is up 5 percentage points since the last Eurobarometer survey in the autumn. The share of Irish people (8%) having a negative image of the EU was second lowest in the EU after Lithuania (7%).  Meanwhile, 27% of Irish people have a neutral image of the EU.

On average, 40% of people across the EU have a positive image of the EU, 37% have a neutral and 21% have a negative. Greece (27%) had the lowest share of people with a positive image of the EU.

Irish people are also by far the most optimistic about the future of the EU at 84% (up 4 percentage points since the autumn), followed by Luxembourg and Portugal (both 71%). The EU average was 58%, dropping to 43% in the UK and 42% in Greece.