The result of the vote meant that Irish policies towards Europe were described as more secure and predictable future for Irish civilians. However, John Temple Lang commented the reality then lied in balancing the relationship between national law and community law, particularly with European competition law, an issue which had not been properly discussed, much less resolved.
The Irish Times reported that the Irish government was being neglectful in entry into the EEC as the recommendations from the Irish Agricultural and fisheries in the ECC had been ignored.
As Ireland joined the ECC the role of the ICEM shifted. Although their aim remained to spread awareness of the necessity of a united Europe, the challenge was now to ensure Ireland had an influential role in the development of the European Community.