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We retain faith in the EU - but opinions are split on reaction to pandemic

John Downing



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The EU and Irish flags flying outside the European Commission in Brussels. Photo: Reuters

The EU and Irish flags flying outside the European Commission in Brussels. Photo: Reuters

The EU and Irish flags flying outside the European Commission in Brussels. Photo: Reuters

Irish people are evenly split on how the EU has responded to the coronavirus crisis: 47pc believe they did well, but 46pc believe the opposite.

That's the stand-out finding from the European Movement annual survey of Irish views on EU issues which will be unveiled today.

The Red C opinion poll shows a continued trend that eight out of 10 Irish people believe Ireland should remain an EU member.