50 Years of Ireland in the EU

Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership has coincided with a radical economic and social transformation of our country.

Welcome to EU50

EU50 is series of events and initiatives to mark and celebrate 50 years of Ireland's membership of the European Union.

EU50 Events

Click to see key events in our programme

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD

Minister's Message

A message from Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD

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The Government’s EU50 programme is marking Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership since our decision to join the EEC in 1972. Government Departments, State Agencies, second and third level institutions, civil society groups, industry, cultural institutions and our Mission network have all been encouraged to get involved.

What is EU50?

Find out more below.
A view of the Poolbeg Chimneys.

Background

Read more about Ireland's 50 Years in the EU

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EU50 Programme

Read more about our EU50 programme

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Ireland’s Five Decades of EU Membership

Gaeilge san AE

Is cuid ríthábhachtach dár bhféiniúlacht agus dár n-oidhreacht í an Ghaeilge. Ar an 1 Eanair 2022, bhain an Ghaeilge stádas iomlán amach mar theanga oifigiúil de chuid an Aontais Eorpaigh. Mar gheall air seo, tá an Ghaeilge anois ar chomhchéim leis na teangacha oifigiúla eile san AE. 50 bliain tar éis dul isteach san AE, tá ár dteanga náisiúnta anois ag croílár an Aontais.

The EU’s Impact on Ireland

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