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Cowen will not stand in election  Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has said he will not contest the upcoming general election Irish PM says he will seek re-election  Prime Minister Brian Cowen said that he wants to maintain his post and seek re-election, and will put a confidence motion before his party Ireland backs EU's Lisbon Treaty
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  Same-sex referendum: High turnout reported  The polls have closed in Ireland, where voters have been taking part in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage Public vote to retain Irish senate  Voters in the Republic of Ireland have rejected a government proposal to abolish Seanad Éireann (upper house of the Irish parliament) Irish vote backs EU fiscal pact  Some 60% of voters taking part in the referendum backed the controversial pact, which is aimed at enforcing budget rules in the eurozone Enda Kenny claims opposition victory
  Ireland same-sex referendum to approve gay marriage

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  Figures suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum

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  Main opposition leader has said his Fine Gael party has won a 'massive endorsement' to govern after parliamentary elections


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  Irish voters have strongly endorsed the European Union's Treaty - 16 months after their first vote rejecting it plunged EU reforms into deadlock.    67% voted 'Yes', official results from the latest referendum showed. ...
Oct.1   Irish hold crunch EU treaty vote  Polling opens shortly in Ireland's second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty - a vote that could be decisive for long-delayed changes in the EU

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Jun.13 EU grapples with Irish 'No' vote
  European Union: Governments in EU are exploring what to do after the Irish Republic's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty to reform the expanded EU
Irish reject EU treaty
  Prime Minister Brian Cowen was disappointed that Irish voters rejected the European Union reform treaty; 53.4 percent no, to 46.6 percent yes
 EU leaders have to decide whether to draw up a new constitution or they could ask the Irish people to vote again. Cowen did not declare the treaty dead, saying the vote leaves Ireland and EU in 'uncharted waters'
Irish minister says EU vote lost
  Justice Minister Dermot Ahern says substantial vote tallies across the country show the Lisbon reform treaty has been rejected

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May.26 Bertie Ahern wins election
  PM's Fianna Fail party has won the general election, but narrowly failed to gain an overall majority in parliament

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Oct.19 'Yes' voters lead referendum
  Two-thirds endorse the Nice Treaty which paves the way for up to 12 countries to join the EU May.18   Governing party set for victory  Prime Minister Bertie Ahern and his Fianna Fail party appear set to return to power May.16 Ireland goes to the polls  Fianna Fail, the party of Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, is expected to do well in general election

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