Ireland Assumes EU Presidency 1975

The Presidency of the Council of the EU rotates among member states every six months. As Ireland assumes Presidency of the EU for the 7th time, we look back to 1975 when Ireland held this position for the first time.

In this clip broadcast on the first day of Ireland's first Presidency in 1975 Dr. Garret FitzGerald, Minister for Foreign Affairs, discusses the significance of the Presidency for Ireland.

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