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Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he "welcomes" Ireland's support of the European fiscal treaty which sets strict new budget rules on members of the eurozone.
In his first response to the resounding victory, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Ireland's bank debt must be included in future discussions to revive the wider European economy.
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the President of the European Council, has welcomed the outcome of the Irish referendum.
- Yes votes: 955,091 (60.3%)
- No votes: 629,088 (39.7%)
Ireland has officially passed the European fiscal treaty which sets strict new budget rules with a resounding referendum majority of 955,091 to 629,088 in favour, 60.3%, returning officer Riona Ni Flanghaile has confirmed.
With results in from 22 out of 43 constituencies, 59.8% have voted in favour of the EU fiscal treaty in the Irish referendum. Only three constituencies - Donegal North East, Donegal South West and Dublin South West - have voted No.
With results from 13 out of 43 constituencies in, 57.1% of voters in the Irish referendum have voted in favour of the EU fiscal treaty. Turnout is around 50%.
Keep track of the results of the Irish referendum as they come in with this interactive map.
The first four constituencies in the Irish referendum on the EU fiscal treaty have returned the following results:
- Limerick City: Yes 60.69% - No 39.31%
- Galway East: Yes 63.25% - No 36.75%
- Tipperary South: Yes 60.7% - No 39.3%
- Waterford: Yes 57.66% - No 42.34%
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Ireland has given a resounding endorsement to tough new budget controls under the European fiscal treaty - but it was a reluctant yes.
Voter turnout in Ireland's referendum on the European fiscal treaty has been reported as low across the country.