Ireland passes European fiscal treaty

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.

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Ireland backs euro budget rules

Ireland has officially passed the European fiscal treaty that sets strict new budget rules on members of the eurozone. 60.3% of voters who took part in the referendum voted in favour.