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“A personal message from Liam Cosgrave” Vote Yes to the EEC – 1972 Referendum on Entry to the EEC November 7, 2010


From the 1972 Referendum on entry to the EEC an ad from Fine Gael urging a Yes vote.
Amongst the arguments used are that Britain will be entering and as they accounted for 65% of our exports that Ireland has to enter too.
We will be attractive for Foreign investment and the EEC will pay the farming subsidies that Taxpayers paid.
There was also the argument that if the North was in the EEC and we were not, then reunification of the island would be more difficult.
The Referendum was passed.
from the Galway Advertiser.
YES to the EU

 

2 Responses to ““A personal message from Liam Cosgrave” Vote Yes to the EEC – 1972 Referendum on Entry to the EEC”

  1. […] finally from 1972 a personal message from Liam Cosgrave as to why we should vote Yes to joining the […]

  2. Andrew Says:

    First time I ever voted. There was a strong move in the country at that time to label ‘NO’ voters as communists and anarchists. Apparently a YES vote meant economic prosperity AND higher ‘dole’ payments! Unbeknown to us all though was the fact we were signing away the natural resources around our coastline – fish and oil.


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