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May 27, 1987
Voters in Ireland turned out in light numbers for a constitutional referendum on legislation that would forge closer ties between Ireland and the other 11 countries in the European Communities. Political observers said that 45% to 50% of 2.4 million eligible voters cast ballots after Prime Minister Charles Haughey warned that rejection could force the nation out of the European Communities.
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June 10, 2001 | From Reuters
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's government was castigated by newspapers for its "complacency" Saturday after Ireland's rejection of the treaty intended to pave the way for European Union enlargement. Ahern's coalition government, both main opposition parties, and business and church leaders had called for a "yes" vote in Thursday's referendum on the Nice Treaty, but, in a slap to the establishment, 54% of voters rejected it.
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June 10, 2001 | From Reuters
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's government was castigated by newspapers for its "complacency" Saturday after Ireland's rejection of the treaty intended to pave the way for European Union enlargement. Ahern's coalition government, both main opposition parties, and business and church leaders had called for a "yes" vote in Thursday's referendum on the Nice Treaty, but, in a slap to the establishment, 54% of voters rejected it.
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June 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Irish voters, in a stunning blow to the European Union's eastward expansion plans, have firmly rejected a treaty to expand the EU. The voters rejected the treaty by a vote of 54% to 46%. The treaty was approved last year by the 15 EU members in Nice, France, to streamline the alliance before it admits more members after 2004.
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June 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Irish voters, in a stunning blow to the European Union's eastward expansion plans, have firmly rejected a treaty to expand the EU. The voters rejected the treaty by a vote of 54% to 46%. The treaty was approved last year by the 15 EU members in Nice, France, to streamline the alliance before it admits more members after 2004.
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May 28, 1987
By a majority of more than 2 to 1, voters in Ireland approved forging closer ties with the European Communities. Prime Minister Charles Haughey hailed the outcome after having warned of "economic catastrophe" and possible withdrawal from the Common Market if the voters had rejected the plan, already approved by the 11 other members. Known as the Single European Act, the plan calls for foreign policy coordination and paves the way for a genuinely free market within the bloc by 1992.
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