Irish voters back EU fiscal pact
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.