Stability was the word used on the Yes campaign posters, and it now appears that Ireland has secured stability.
The Irish Government backed that result in today's referendum and warned that a No vote would have triggered an immediate economic crisis.
Had Irish voters rejected the treaty, the country would have been disqualified from approaching the EU or the IMF for further bailouts. The current bailout expires at the end of next year, so the country would have risked going bankrupt.
Although a No vote would not have stopped the fiscal treaty going ahead, it would have sent a worrying message to EU leaders that another country rejects austerity.
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.
Irish voters go to the polls today to embrace or reject an EU treaty designed to enforce economic discipline among member states