Electorate approve the Maastricht Treaty in referendum vote.

On 18 June 1992, the Maastricht Treaty Referendum took place with 68.7% of the electorate voting in favour of passing the treaty.

The outcome of the referendum would mean greater European integration and the formation of the European Union.

Éamonn Lawlor spoke to Taoiseach Albert Reynolds on the outcome of the Maastricht Referendum and the future referendum which is to be held on abortion.

I believe it's a boost for the national morale here in Ireland in the first instance and I believe that it enhances our status at European level.

Albert Reynolds believes that Ireland has provided leadership in providing further integration for the European Union..

The Taoiseach also talks about his decision to separate a vote on abortion from the referendum on Maastricht.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 June 1992. The reporter is Éamonn Lawlor.