Sunday 24 September 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Kenny and Gilmore have victory in this battle -- but it has highlighted some major chinks in their armour

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

NOBODY voted Yes to the EU fiscal treaty with any great pleasure. Ireland said Yes reluctantly.

Forty years ago last month, Ireland voted overwhelmingly to join the European Economic Community.

The turnout on that occasion was 71pc, the Yes vote a staggering 83pc, with just 17pc on the No side.

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