Friday August 14, 2020

What will they make of us now?

Even with a Yes vote, Ireland may be punished for keeping the EU in limbo, and may be overlooked when top jobs are handed out, writes Darren Ennis in Brussels

3rd October, 2009

Those urging a Yes vote in last Friday’s Lisbon referendum were quick to point out the pitfalls of rejecting the EU’s reform treaty for a second time, not ably that Ireland would not be booted out of the 27-nation bloc, but faced the cold shoulder by its EU partners and possibly being left behind.

Some even went as far as to say the Irish would become - what seems unlikely -...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 7 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago