Government feared impact of British withdrawal from EEC

The effects that Britain's possible withdrawal from the European Common Market could have had on the Irish economy exercised the minds of officials on both sides of the Irish Sea in 1975.

31st December, 2005

The effects that Britain's possible withdrawal from the European Common Market could have had on the Irish economy exercised the minds of officials on both sides of the Irish Sea in 1975.

The issue was live because the British government had decided in March to hold a referendum on its membership of the European Economic Community (EEC) on June 6.

The Labour cabinet was known to be split on the issue, with British prime minister Harold Wilson...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago