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October 5, 2009
Irish voters boost prospects of EU presidency

In Ireland, voters have backed a European Union treaty that streamlines the future workings of the 27-nation body.

Jonah Hull of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English reports on Ireland’s approval of the historic Lisbon treaty and explains how a political superstar is waiting in the wings for a return to power.

Niall Stanage, an Irish journalist who covers business and politics from New York, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the reasons why Irish voters originally rejected the Lisbon Treaty and their recent reversal in course.

He also discusses the role that a future EU presidency might take, how the rest of Europe is reacting to Ireland’s decision and the implications for the U.S.

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