Irish treaty vote set for October

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The Taoiseach has announced that the re-run of the Lisbon Treaty referendum will be held, as expected, on October 2nd.

Brian Cowen made the announcement in the Dail this morning.

The second referendum is being arranged following the decision by EU leaders to give Ireland legal guarantees on issues like abortion, military neutrality and taxation.

The EU has also agreed that all member states will continue to have one representative on the European Commission.

These were some of the issues of concern identified in a survey of voters after the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty last year.

Taken from the Belfast Telegraph