On 17 November 1969, Denis Corboy, attaché in the European Communities’ Dublin Information Centre, forwards to Louis Janz, Director of the European Communities’ Press and Information Service, a summary of the parliamentary debates prompted in Ireland by that country’s possible accession to the European Communities.
On 19 December 1969, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for External Relations forwards to Gaetano Martino, Commissioner with special responsibility for external relations, a summary of the outcome of the working meeting held two days earlier in Brussels between agricultural experts from the Commission and Ireland.
Le 23 mars 1970, l'Agence Europe publie le texte in extenso du mémorandum adopté le 30 janvier 1970 par le Conseil irlandais du Mouvement européen qui définit la position de l'Irlande vis-à-vis des Communautés européennes en voie d'élargissement.
Published in April 1970 by the Irish Government, the white paper on the subject of Ireland's accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) analyses the economic, political and social consequences of membership.
In April 1970, in the framework of the negotiations for Ireland's accession to the European Economic Community (EEC), the Irish Ministry of Agriculture analyzes the effects of European integration on the agricultural and fishing sectors.
On 23 June 1970, Irish MPs examine the Dublin Government’s White Paper on Ireland’s accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) and debate its potential economic, political and social repercussions.
On 30 June 1970 at the Luxembourg Diplomatic Conference, Patrick Hillery, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, welcomes the official opening of the accession negotiations of the candidate countries to the European Communities.
Der Herausgeber des Irish Farmers' Journal, Patrick O'Keeffe, legt den irischen Gewerkschaftern im Jahr 1971 die Vorteile dar, mit denen die irische Landwirtschaft im Falle eines Beitritts Irlands zum gemeinsamen europäischen Markt rechnen könnte.
In an official report published in January 1972 and presented to both Houses of the national parliament, the Irish Government highlights the importance of Ireland's accession to the European Communities.
On 15 April 1971, at the annual dinner of the Confederation of Irish Industries and in the presence of Altiero Spinelli, member of the European Commission, Patrick Hillery, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, sets out the stakes of the country's accession to the European Communities.
In 1972, in the run-up to Ireland’s accession to the European Communities, the Irish political party Fianna Fail publishes a guide which answers the key questions on the country’s participation in the European Community.
In 1972, in the run-up to the referendum on Ireland’s accession to the European Communities, to be held on 10 May, the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union publishes a note in which it opposes Irish accession to the Communities.
In 1972, in the run-up to the referendum on Ireland’s accession to the European Communities, to be held on 10 May, the Irish Farmers’ Association sends out the results of a detailed study to its members analysing the potential advantages and disadvantages of the country’s participation in the Community system.
Treaty concerning the accession to the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
On 1 January 1973, Sean Padraig Kennan (on the right), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ireland to the European Communities, hands his letter of credentials to André Dubois (Director-Secretary General of the Council).
On 21 March 1972, the Irish Prime Minister, Jack Lynch, announces to the Dáil that a national referendum is soon to be held on the issue of Ireland’s accession to the European Economic Community (EEC).
On 21 March 1972, Liam Cosgrave, Leader of the Irish Liberal Party, Fine Gael, reiterates the implications of the forthcoming national referendum on Ireland’s accession to the European Economic Community (EEC).
In his memoirs, Denis Maher, former Member of the Irish Delegation to the negotiations on the accession of Ireland to the European Communities, describes the debates concerning the popular referendum of 10 May 1972.
In its June 1972 issue, the federalist journal L’Europe en formation draws lessons from the referendum organised in Ireland on 10 May 1972, at the conclusion of which more than 80 % of votes cast were in favour of the country’s accession to the European Communities.