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Cormac Behan

find an equilibrium with voters, politicians, prison staff and electoral officials. The next section examines levels of registration and voting among prisoners in polls subsequent to the 2007 election. Lisbon Treaty referendum, 2008 In June 2008, prisoners had the second opportunity to vote when the Irish government held a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty which provided for changes in governance of the European Union. Table 4.3 shows that the total number in custody on 15 February 2008 (date on which the voting register was published) was 3,491. At the publication of

in Citizen convicts
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Ireland, German reunification and remaking Europe
Mervyn O’Driscoll

retained control over the necessary policies to promote national economic wellbeing in a global economy.50 The ‘Celtic Tiger’ phenomenon and Dublin’s (un) conscious blending of Boston and Berlin’s socio-​economic models had produced a unique perspective on the EU in at least some Irish quarters, and it also fuelled a sense of economic and national confidence. This was epitomised by the Irish electorate’s rejection of both the Nice Treaty and the Lisbon Treaty in Irish referenda in 2001 and 2008, which led to reruns in 2002 and 2009. Both the first Nice (Nice I) and

in Ireland, West Germany and the New Europe, 1949– 73
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Stanley R. Sloan

victim to the populist-led fear campaign against EU membership – a campaign aided and abetted by many of Cameron’s fellow Conservative Party members. Cameron was replaced as Conservative Party leader and prime minister by Theresa May, who in March 2017 initiated the process of negotiating the UK’s departure from the EU. The process, under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on European Union, promised to stretch out over many months or even years. Whether it will end up as a “soft” departure, with generous terms for the UK, or a more punitive approach, remains to be

in Transatlantic traumas
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Robert Lister Nicholls

Chapter, and the Lisbon Treaty have served to galvanise both Euroscepticism and the advocacy of withdrawal, and subsequently led to the rise of UKIP. The substantial influx of Eastern Europeans, particularly Polish immigrants in 2004, and the negative response from the tabloid press have also served to reduce the support of the British public for the European cause. As discussed in earlier chapters, evidence suggests there was an elite consensus in favour of Britain's membership of the Common Market. In respect of the British press, for example, the trajectory in

in The British political elite and Europe, 1959–1984