Herman Van Rompuy, President of the President of the European Council, has welcomed the outcome of the Irish referendum.
I welcome the positive outcome in Irish referendum on the Treaty. This result is an important step towards recovery and stability. #euref
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