Voters say Yes to Fiscal Pact


A referendum held on Thursday to decide if Ireland would be part of the European Fiscal Compact was passed with a Yes vote of 60.3% to a No vote of 39.7%. Turnout was 50%.

The referendum means that Ireland will now ratify the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. The result was seen as one small but positive move for the Eurozone in a week which has seen further pressure placed upon other countries, especially Spain and Italy.

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