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Final push in Ireland's knife-edge EU poll battle

Ireland risks bringing the European Union “to a halt” if it rejects a disputed new EU treaty this week, Prime Minister Brian Cowen warned Tuesday ahead of a crunch referendum watched anxiously in Europe. The comment came as supporters and opponents of the Lisbon treaty made a final push for votes ahead of an eve-of-poll ban on campaigning for the plebiscite, which could deal a devastating blow to the 27-nation bloc. Full Story

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