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Irish PM urges Yes vote as EU poll looms

Prime Minister Brian Cowen appealed to Irish people Thursday to vote “Yes” in a crunch referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty next month, saying it was of vital national interest. Cowen, who succeeded Bertie Ahern earlier this month, made the comments in a keynote address three weeks to the day ahead of the June 12 referendum, which is being closely watched by Ireland’s EU partners. Full Story

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