A new outlook for Ireland as the country enters the European common market.

From behind his bar in Listowel, Co. Kerry, John B Keane contemplates the possible impact that the opening up of the Common Market  will have on Irish society and is optimistic about the future. 

The innovation of Italian type foods will be a great novelty to the bachelors of the west of Ireland because we have been reared on successive generative diets of bacon and cabbage.

Apart from the new foods such as olives which will come to Irish shores, he speculates that there will be preponderance of Italian women

It will broaden our outlook.

This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' was broadcast on 22 March 1972.