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McAleese signs bill ratifying Lisbon Treaty

President Mary McAleese has signed the legislation ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, making the 'yes' vote in this month's referendum legally binding.

The treaty was approved by 67% of voters on October 2nd, overturning the previous rejection of the document in June 2007.

Mrs McAleese signed the bill at Aras an Uachtarain yesterday evening after she returned from a state visit to Luxembourg.