June 1, 2012
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny takes a glass of apple juice Friday at the Bord Bia Bloom festival in Dublin. Referendum officials say Ireland’s voters have decided to ratify the European Union’s deficit-fighting treaty with “yes” votes reaching nearly 60 percent.
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Ireland’s voters have agreed to ratify the European Union’s deficit-fighting treaty with a resounding 60.3 percent “yes,” vote final referendum results Friday showed, but government leaders and pro-treaty campaigners alike expressed relief rather than joy because of the stark economic challenges ahead.
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