Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cowen admits second Lisbon referendum must be an option

THE Taoiseach conceded yesterday that the Government would have to consider the prospect of a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

Brian Cowen refused to rule out the option when he said that his colleagues would consider the need for another referendum in "due course".

But he also said more time was needed to analyse what had happened on June 12 when the public voted 'No'.

Mr Cowen's comments follow hot on the heels of those of European Affairs Minister of State Dick Roche, who said he felt a second referendum would ultimately be needed to solve the current impasse.

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