Today the Irish are voting to adopt the Lisbon Treaty - the renamed EU constitution. (It's not being called the constitution anymore because we were promised a referendum on the constitution; no, it's just a treaty.)
The Irish have to vote today because last time they voted they got it wrong and voted no. Not a single word, dot or comma has been changed in the text since they voted in June last year. None-the-less this blog expects a yes vote.
The Irish have been cowed by the recession, theirs is even worse than ours, and they have lost any backbone they once had.
Of course, they may prove me wrong - we should know sometime tomorrow afternoon.