Back in the October edition of the Marine Times, Part I of this series established that even after several EU referendums the Irish public, as a whole, has a loose understanding of what the EU actually is and what it does.

What this series of articles have aimed in a small way is to iron out some of the ambiguity that surrounds the EU that has festered over time.

This lack of understanding might relate to disinterest, but in the case of many readers of the Marine Time, a distinctive distrust with the EU due to its flawed Common Fisheries Policy has led to many distancing themselves from the EU.

However, for good or bad, and even despite the currently crisis in the single currency, the EU is going to remain part of our everyday lives. With rhetoric from the EU in recent months speaking of ‘deeper integration’…

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