Being in the EU is in Ireland’s national interest

On 10 May 1972, ‘What do I do’ by Sandie, Joe and the Dixies was top of the Irish charts, the day the public voted on whether Ireland should join the European Economic Communities (EEC).  Across the country, 70.9% of the electorate cast their ballot which, to this day, remains the highest percentage turnout for any Irish referendum. By a resounding  83% , Irish people answered ‘Yes to Europe’.  There and then, it was clear what Ireland should do.  …