The European Union has had voters in Ireland reject the Lisbon Treaty, after the earlier EU Constitution was also rejected by voters in several countries.
Only Ireland was allowing (in fact was forced to) their citizens to vote on the Treaty, but the rejection by that one country means the Treaty is dead (unless they want to throw Ireland out of the EU).
The no vote was 54.3% which was more decisive than expected. Both the major parties plus the major media in Ireland were campaigning for a yes vote.
Not surprisingly the EU Referendum blog has lots of commentary and coverage.Tags: EU, Ireland