Kerry voters reject Lisbon Treaty by large majority

Voters in the two constituencies in Kerry have returned strong 'no' votes in the Lisbon Treaty referendum.

The treaty has been rejected by almost 60% in Kerry North and by more than 57% in Kerry South.

Four other constituencies - Waterford, Sligo-North Leitrim, Tipperary North and Tipperary South - have also reported majority 'no' votes.

Most observers now believe that the treaty will definitely be defeated when the final results are announced this afternoon.