Irish secure concessions on Lisbon treaty

Irish foreign minister says EU leaders have backed a plan to revive the Lisbon treaty, including concessions on major points of concern for Ireland.

Ireland’s foreign minister, Micheál Martin, said at the end of the first day of the EU’s winter summit that a plan to help Ireland ratify the Lisbon treaty by giving it guarantees on a range of sensitive issues had received wide support from EU leaders.

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