Kenny: 'This is a country serious about overcoming economic challenges'

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.

The Irish people have sent a powerful signal around the world that this is a country serious about overcoming our economic challenges.

The treaty will not solve all economic problems but it is a foundation stone to make sure the economy stands on firm ground.

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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.