The Lisbon Treaty was rejected by Ireland. The Lisbon Treaty had to be put before all 27 countries for ratification and failure to achieve than by referendum or consensus would result in its abandonment. Alas, we are talking about the EU here and the will of the sovereign people of Ireland was dismissed as inept, inadequate and insufficient to stop the ratification of this abominable Treaty.
Now 8 years later the brave UK has at last got a grip and the EU is facing an altogether more potent denial of its existence in that the people have voted BREXIT. Next year, France and germany will be up against the will of the people when their are new presidential elections and it is my view they will have seismic repercussions as these giant dominoes fall. I also predict that before the UK finally withdraws its membership from the EU, Ireland will again take its place as stated in 2008 and vote to leave.