Early indications suggest voters in the Republic of Ireland have approved the EU fiscal pact aimed at ensuring fiscal discipline in Europe, as it struggles to overcome a debt crisis.
(BBC NEWS) DUBLIN - Counting is in progress in Ireland, the only eurozone state to hold a referendum on the pact aimed at enforcing budget rules.
Early unofficial results indicate that nearly 60% backed the "Yes' camp. Official results from Thursday's vote will be announced early in the evening.
Opinion polls had suggested a "Yes' camp win.
Low turnout may have helped the "No" campaign, but in any event a "No" vote would not block the pact.