With Ireland currently holding the presidency of the EU, RTÉ Archives take a look back to this day in 1972 just prior to the referendum on EEC membership.
Broadcast on this day in 1972, ‘Seven Days’ attempts to answer some questions about the implications of Irish membership to the EEC. What is the Common Market? What does it do? What will it do in the future?
This episode of ‘Seven Days’ is devoted to the issue of the referendum on EEC membership to be held in May 1972.
Presenter Michael Ryan explains the present EEC arrangements and some of the implications membership would have for Ireland.
The referendum was passed in a vote held on 10 May 1972 and Ireland joined the EEC fully in 1973.
This episode of 'Seven Days' was broadcast on 12 April 2013.