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# EU membership

Last month
November 2023
Zelenskyy denies war at 'stalemate' as von der Leyen says progress made on EU membership
The EU Commission has proposed an additional €50 billion in funding for Ukraine until 2027.
This year
Strong support north and south of border for Ireland remaining in EU, poll finds
Just one in four people in Ireland think there will be a united Ireland within 10 years, a drop of seven percentage points on last year.
Last year
Zelenskyy travels to war-torn city of Mykolaiv as fighting rages on in Donbas
Even though EU membership could still be years away, Zelenskyy called the decision a “historic achievement”
Europe responds to Ukraine's request for fast-track to EU membership
The Journal looks at what is normally involved with joining the EU.
All time
Poles rally to defend EU membership
The government of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki denied it was seeking to leave the bloc.
Polish MEP on Irexit party: 'We should be asking for examples of what the benefits of leaving would be'
Danuta Hübner says that citizens must “not take all those lies and all those millions, like those that were promised before the UK referendum”.
Government 'concerned' about jump in number of visa applications from the UK
Last year, 10,000 visa applications were made, in comparison to just 1,800 in 2014.
Brexit? Irish business people are ramping up their campaign against it
The Institute of Directors in Ireland surveyed just under 400 of its members and found that 9 in 10 business directors and business leaders are concerned about a potential Brexit.
Ireland has been 'bullied' in its dealings with the EU: Farage
The Ukip leader’s comments come as Taoiseach Enda Kenny talks up the risks of a Brexit.
Poll: Would you like to see a referendum on Ireland's EU membership?
What do you think?
Charlie Flanagan really doesn't want the United Kingdom to leave the EU
“The Government’s fundamental position on this is unequivocal.”
Barroso: 'The European Commission is one of Ireland's best friends'
In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.
Column: What happens to Ireland if the UK exits the EU?
While Ireland has no say over the outcome of the UK referendum, we should already be working on contingency plans in the case of its exit from the union – as we stand to be the worst affected, writes John O’Donnell.
Brian Hayes: 'Northern Ireland must make its voice heard on the UK’s EU membership'
The Minister of State in the Department of Finance said that it is in Ireland’s national interest that Britain should remain a full member of the European Union.
EU referendum would be a "good idea" says would-be political party
The National Independent Party, launched today, will open its first constituency office later this week.
Column: Straight talk on Bosnia has been sadly lacking during Ireland’s EU presidency
Ireland can no longer afford, financially or morally, to go along with the EU’s current hopeless policy in Bosnia. Now is an opportune time for a fundamental rethink of how the EU should deal with the political situation there, writes Patrick Nulty.
Poll: Should Ireland hold a referendum on EU membership?
Today British Prime Minister David Cameron said there would be a referendum on EU membership in the UK in 2017. Do you think we should have one too?