18 months ago the Irish voted NO to the Lisbon Treaty/European Constitution. Today they are having to vote again so that they get it right, so the EU hope. The EU only like democracy if the participants agree with it, a bit like the old style communists of Eastern Europe.
I remember hearing a few years ago how the president of Albania slightly cocked up rigging his victorious election. When all the votes were counted over 100% of the people had voted for him. Oh how we laughed at such tyranny.
Nobody's laughing now, especially in Ireland.