Ireland Votes Yes to Lisbon Treaty, Surrenders Real Sovereignty
Stephen Hand - October 3, 2009
Goodbye Ireland. Irish perform political U-turn in second referendum on EU reform plan as opponents call for British vote
In a dramatic political U-turn, Ireland has voted decisively in favour of the Lisbon treaty just 16 months after it first rejected the European Union reform plan.
With counting continuing this evening it was expected that 64% of those who voted in Friday’s referendum would have backed the treaty.