Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - European Economic Community.

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asked the Taoiseach whether, should it be economically possible to join the European Economic Community, he is of the opinion that it would be politically desirable for this country to do so.

The factors which arise in connection with possible membership on our part of the European Economic Community are primarily of an economic nature. There are, as well, certain political implications which, in my opinion, are not such as to make it undesirable for this country to join the Community on the hypothesis mentioned by the Deputy.