Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
On 1 January, Ireland took over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. At a ceremony at Dublin Castle, the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister of State for European Affairs marked the start of a significant year for Ireland’s membership of the EU. 2013 marks 40 years since Ireland’s EU accession, the start of Ireland’s seventh Presidency of the Council of the EU (January-June) and the European Year of Citizens.
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