Irish voters alarmed by the country's stalling economy have overwhelmingly approved the European Union's Lisbon Treaty in a referendum on October 2, reversing a narrow "no" vote in a first referendum last year.
Ireland votes Friday in a referendum on ratification of the controversial Lisbon Treaty. If it votes "no" again, as it did in 2008, some say this could, in the long run, erode the European Union's power.
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Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen (photo), a proponent of the Lisbon Treaty, is out campaigning for a "yes" vote ahead of Ireland's referendum. The faltering Irish economy may push voters toward ratification.
Barely two weeks before the Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso stressed the importance of the EU for Ireland’s economic well-being during his visit to the economic crisis-hit nation.
Support for the Lisbon Treaty in recession-hit Ireland is dropping, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey comes ahead of the Oct. 2 referendum on a revised version of the treaty the Irish rejected last year.