Dubliner's Reactions to Joining the EEC

EXHIBITION : BEING EUROPEAN

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Reactions from people on the streets of Dublin following a "yes" vote in a referendum for Ireland to join the EEC.

  • Title
    Reaction On Decision to Join the EEC
  • 1st Broadcast
    12/05/1972
  • Contributor
    John Howard (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Dubliner's Reactions to Joining the EEC
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News gets the reactions from people on the streets of Dublin following Ireland's decision to join the EEC by voting yes in a referendum.

    On the 10 May 1972 a referendum was held asking Irish people to vote on Ireland becoming a member of the EEC. The result was an overwhelming victory for the yes vote. A referendum had to be held to allow an amendment to the Irish constitution.

    Ireland became a full member of the EEC in 1973.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by John Howard gets reaction to the result of the 1972 referendum on joining the EEC.

    This report was broadcast on 12 May 1972.

  • Local keywords
    EEC, European Economic Community, Ireland, Dublin, Referendum, Irish Constitution, Vox Pop, Being European, European, Nationality, Citizenship, Europe
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Europe
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1972
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N133/0072D
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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