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The relevance of noting that "John Fitzgerald is the son of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald" is that he notes:
In Ireland's case, positive impacts of EU membership were delayed by the lost decade of the 1980s, which was brought about by domestic policy failures rather than our EU accession.

A period during which his own father was twice Taoiseach from 1981 to 1982 and 1982 to 1987...

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