#8 | Ireland and the EU

The PWTKB guys play the yes/no game show to catch up on the Brexit backstop.
Dr Kathryn Simpson, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Political Economy at Manchester Metropolitan University, then looks at Ireland and the EU, outlining how Ireland has transformed from a ‘sponger’ to a net contributor in 2014;
The popular scepticism in the early 2000s;
The nine referenda we’ve had on the EU;
The impact the financial crisis had on Ireland’s relationship with the EU and;
How likely is Ireland to follow the UK out of the EU?
You can find Dr Kathryn Simpson on  twitter –  @DrKathrynSimps 
Her paper, The Model EU Citizen? Explaining Irish Attitudes towards the EU, is available here