The European Commission Representation in Ireland
We also gather information and keep the Commission in Brussels informed of various political, social and economic developments in Ireland. As part of its listening function, the Representation conducts public consultations on various ideas that the Commission is developing. We organise ‘Citizens’ Dialogues’ to exchange views with the public on European issues. We want to ensure that citizens’ voices in Ireland are heard in Brussels.
Click here to read the brochure.
60 Good Reasons for the EU – Why we need European Union
Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, this publication details 60 good reasons to be part of the EU, ranging from peace and security to economic prosperity, consumer rights, environmental protection, education and research cooperation, etc.
This publication can be downloaded here.
Ireland's Economic Future - An EU perspective
The brochure can be downloaded here.
The EU in your county
The EU has made a major contribution to Ireland’s economic and social development since we joined the Common Market in 1973.
At a local level too, the EU has made a real difference to people’s lives. Over the last 45 years, the EU has provided significant funding to a wide range of projects and initiatives all over Ireland. It is also important to remember that, in addition to large infrastructure projects, the EU has funded many local initiatives which are aimed at improving the day-to-day lives of people in small but important ways.
Click on the links below to find out what the EU has done for your county.
EU Citizens Information leaflets
In January 2011 the European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the Citizens Information Board, launched a series of EU Citizens Information leaflets in clear, jargon-free language.
The leaflets, which are designed to provide comprehensive information about the EU to people living in Ireland, were updated at the end of 2013. See below for links to the updated versions: