Each country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union defines the visual identity of their Presidency with a Presidency logo.
The logo and associated graphic design work will be prominently on display throughout the Presidency, including in the Justus Lipsius and other EU buildings in Brussels, in Ireland’s Missions abroad and at Presidency meetings in Ireland. The Presidency logo and visual identity will also be a defining feature of Ireland’s online presence.
Ireland’s logo for 2013 was selected by the Irish public in an on-line poll. It weaves four letter ‘e’s (representing European Union members) into one, unified shape.
Each ‘e’ is linked to and works in harmony with the others.
The four ‘e’s also represent the four decades of Ireland’s EU membership (1 January 2013 marks our 40th anniversary).
The circular forms reflect the rotating nature of the Presidency.
The overall shape is reminiscent of a traditional Celtic spiral and knotwork motif.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade commissioned the Irish creative agency Red Dog to design the logo and associated visual identity. The logo was jointly launched by the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the Minister for European Affairs in February 2012.
If you have any queries about the use of the Presidency logo, please contact Aoibheann Ní Shúilleabháin
Tel: +353 1 4082672