The article discusses the process and the major milestones of the Lisbon Treaty approved by the Irish electorate on October 2, 2009. It notes the four categories in the national referenda on European integration including the direct democracy issue, single-case and national studies, and the general dynamics of referenda. Moreover, the goal of the contribution is to look at Irish socio-political borders and to examine constitutional implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the European integration.
- European Union -- Foreign relations
- International law
- International obligations
- Irish politics & government