Ganley concedes Lisbon Treaty has passed

Libertas leader Declan Ganley has conceded the 'Yes' vote has been carried in the Lisbon Treaty referendum.

He has congratulated the Taoiseach on "what was, politically, a masterful campaign…from a masterful politician who has made glove puppets out of the opposition".

He added he was "surprised how big the 'Yes' vote is. It just shows how scared people are", claiming the economic downturn had a massive influence.

“This is an overwhelming Yes vote.”

Voter turnout passed the 50% mark with initial indications pointing to a two-to-one majority in favour of the treaty.

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

Related Articles

More in this Section

TD Paul Murphy pleasds not guilty to falsely imprisoning Joan Burton

First delivery of waste arrives at Poolbeg incinerator

New Irish Rail online booking system promises 'more control, choice and flexibility'

Bernie Sanders to visit Ireland for Dublin Book Festival


Today's Stories

Health Minister Simon Harris favours hospital patrons review

Powerful superbug detected at two beaches in Galway

Judge slams gardaí over speed cases

Jobstown trial: First day of what is going to be a long, hot trial

Lifestyle

Speaking up on mental health to challenge the stigma of schizophrenia

Prine Harry opens up about pain following his mother's death

Vandalism of landscape and natural history

5 things to do this week

More From The Irish Examiner