Majority of Irish people think EU serves country's best interests

Majority of Irish people think EU serves country's best interests

Irish people continue to be the most optimistic in Europe about EU membership.

A new Eurobarometer report shows that 73% of people here feel the interests of Ireland are well taken care of by the EU.

The survey reveals that Irish trust in the EU at 58% is up 11 points on last year.

Gerry Kiely - Head of EU Representation in Ireland - says the figures completely dismiss Irish scepticism about EU membership:

"One interesting point in the Eurobarometer is that 73% of Irish people believe their interests are well taken account of by the EU which is in stark contradiction to the Eurosceptic argument," Mr Kiely said.

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