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About the Presidency

The Presidency of the Council of the EU rotates among Member States every six months. In the first half of 2013, Ireland holds the Presidency for the 7th time and will guide the work among the Member States. When holding the rotating Presidency, the presiding Member State to some extent gets the chance to influence the EU agenda, provide impetus to the EU system and strengthen public support for the EU in the Member States.

What is the EU Presidency

Achievements Report

Programme & Priorities

Trio Programme

Who's Who

Embassies and Mission in Dublin

Presidency Logo

Presidency Venues

Visit Dublin Castle Virtually

Cost effectiveness and sustainability

Cultural Programme

Connect with the Presidency

Our Sponsors

Previous Presidencies

Host Broadcaster

Presidency Animation

Host Photographer

Pres scarves