Treaty of Nice (2002) (Twenty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2002)

Twenty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2002 (Treaty of Nice) proposes in insert after subsection 6 of section 4 of article 29

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.
The State shall not adopt a decision taken by the European Council to establish a common defence pursuant to Article 1.2 of the Treaty referred to in subsection 7° of this section where that common defence would include the State.


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Result Summary

Electorate: 2,923,918
Total Poll: 1,446,588
Percentage Poll: 49.47%
Votes in favour of the proposal: 906,317
Votes against the proposal: 534,887
Invalid Ballot Papers: 5,384