Van Rompuy welcomes Irish decision

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the President of the European Council, has welcomed the outcome of the Irish referendum.

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I welcome the positive outcome in Irish referendum on the Treaty. This result is an important step towards recovery and stability. #euref

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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.