On 1 January 1973, Ireland officially became a member of the European Economic Community (now the European Union). As we approach the 50th anniversary of this momentous moment in Irish history, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Leader of Sinn Féin, speaks with Professor Brigid Laffan in front of a live audience to reflect on 50 years of EU membership in Ireland.
This episode is a part of a wider podcast series from EM Ireland that will celebrate 50 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union and reflect on how EU membership has left a defining mark on the Ireland of today. In 1972, the Irish Council of the European Movement (today known as European Movement Ireland) played a key role in campaigning for Ireland to join the EEC. 50 years on, our organisation is excited to bring to you the ultimate podcast series on ‘Ireland EU50’.