Ireland has given a resounding endorsement to tough new budget controls under the European fiscal treaty - but it was a reluctant yes.
Official referendum figures declared at the Dublin Castle count centre showed the controversial pact was backed by a margin of 326,003 votes, or 60.3% in favour.
Five of Ireland's 43 constituencies rejected the plan including both electoral regions of Donegal and three others in Dublin, one of which is home to two ministers.
Returning officer Riona Ni Flanghaile announced a total of 955,091 votes in favour compared with 629,088 against the agreement.
In his first response to the resounding victory, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Ireland's bank debt must be included in future discussions to revive the wider European economy.
He said the result would help bring stability and credibility and ensure Ireland has access to funding under the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) if needed.