The Nice Treaty : the Irish Vote

  title={The Nice Treaty : the Irish Vote},
  author={Brigid Laffan},
  • Brigid Laffan
  • Published 2001
Ireland was the only member state that had to submit the Nice Treaty to a popular referendum for constitutional reasons. This was the fifth referendum in Ireland on the EU since 1972. All of the others were passed by a comfortable, albeit declining, majority. On June 7, the Irish electorate voted ‘no’ to the Nice Treaty by 53.87 % to 46.13 %, in an… CONTINUE READING