President of EU Commission on Clare visit.

Jose Manuel Barroso is paying a flying visit to Clare tomorrow.

The recently re-elected President of the EU Commission is jetting into Shannon to meet with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs to discuss how Ireland’s concerns on Lisbon can be addressed.

Barosso’s visit comes just a fortnight  before the treaty is due to be voted upon for a second time with   the president understood to be anxious to visit the only county on Ireland’s western seaboard to have passed the Treaty previously.


Clare Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley is vice chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee and he says the visit gives members of the committee to raise issues with the president specific to Clare: