The Nice Treaty (2001) (Twenty-Fourth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2001)


The Twenty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2001, proposes to insert the following subsections after subsection 6° of section 4 of Article 29 of the Constitution:

“The State may ratify the Treaty of Nice amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related Acts signed at Nice on the 26th day of February, 2001.

The State may exercise the options or discretions provided by or under Articles 1.6, 1.9, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13 and 2.1 of the Treaty referred to in subsection 7 of this section but any such exercise shall be subject to the prior approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas”.

IF YOU APPROVE of the proposal, mark X opposite the word YES on the ballot paper.

IF YOU DO NOT APPROVE of the proposal, mark X opposite the word NO on the ballot paper.

A copy of the Bill can be inspected or obtained free of charge at any Post Office.

Click here to download the booklet, entitled “Referendum Results 1937 – 2015” in PDF format. This includes all final referendum results.

Result Summary

Electorate: 2,867,960
Total Poll: 997,826
Percentage Poll: 34.79%
Votes in favour of the proposal: 453,461
Votes against the proposal: 529,478
Invalid Ballot Papers: 14,887