67% YES!!

I am delighted, I am ecstatic, I am over the moon!!! The result today is unbelievable. At the start of the campaign, I said it could be a 60-40 yes vote if we worked hard. Last week I would have said 55-45 would be the best we could hope for! To see the result today was just amazing.

Thank you everyone who voted Yes. Thank you to everyone in all the Yes Groups who campaigned. Thank you to everyone who campaigned with me. Thank You to those on the other side who could hold a reasoned debate (thats you Gregg!)

With Lisbon overwith we can start to move on now. Europe can work better (after the Poles and Czechs ratify of course) and maybe we can get things working here (but that may take a General Election).

See RTÉ for the full results

I am gald its all over. Now life can get back to normal!

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

10 thoughts on “67% YES!!”

  1. I think it is a good result for Ireland and for Europe – we had to get something like this done to pull together all the legal stuff.

    But I am disapointed that this was not the result first time around and we had to vote for a second time – there is something a bit off that this has now happened twice in recent years.

    But I am glad to have it behind us so we can now concentrate on the real problems we have at present within the country and the economy

  2. There were changes to the Lisbon Treaty? Affirmations perhaps, but changes?

    Perhaps in future we won’t waste money on referenda on issues that should be decided by the officials we elect? Especially if the decision decided by the public is always “wrong”.

    1. Gamma, There was more changes between Lisbon I and II then there was between Nice I and II.

      I don’t think your hope of future referendums will come true. We will continue to have referendums on EU issues. If not under the Crotty case then under another challenge!

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