Irish exit polls show yes majority for Lisbon treaty

Another nail in the coffin!

GUARDIAN, 3Oct09: Irish voters appeared on course to approve the European Union reform treaty, political parties said today as ballot-counting began.

The result from yesterday’s national referendum, in which turnout passed the 50% mark, was to be announced within hours at Dublin Castle. Unofficial exit polling by the two main political parties suggested a majority of yes votes had been achieved.

“I am delighted for the country. It looks like a convincing win for the yes side on this occasion,” the foreign minister, Micheal Martin, told national radio, according to Reuters.

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