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The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, home to the Council of Europe

The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, home to the Council of Europe

Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney

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The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, home to the Council of Europe

We marked the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s vote to join the European Economic Community (now the EU) earlier this month.

Less well-known is the fact that long before that referendum, our young state shared, and shaped, European values through another institution based not in Brussels but in Strasbourg.


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