Ireland’s YES vote in the Lisbon referendum, “will improve our economic position” stressed Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan, he continued; “People don’t see a future for Ireland if we don’t have European markets and goodwill in them. They saw that goodwill to Ireland is vital for a small nation that depends on its trade.”
Many business groups also said … that the YES result will be positive for the economy: It will strengthen Ireland’s potential for foreign direct investment and help restore its international reputation. Not only that but it was also claimed that the result would cut interest payments on future state borrowings thereby easing the burden on the taxpayer.
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