I propose to take Questions Nos. 6, 59, and 84 to 87, inclusive together.
I have addressed most of the issues raised in the Deputy's questions in the answer I gave to Priority Question No. 3, but I would like to respond to the other points he raises.
As regards any possible modification of the Treaty of Nice, it was made clear in the immediate aftermath of the referendum, including at the Gothenburg European Council, that although our partners are willing to contribute in every possible way to helping the Irish Government to find a way forward there is no question of re-opening the text of the treaty.
With regard to preparations for the next intergovernmental conference, the Laeken Declaration describes the Convention on the Future of the European Union as providing, together with the outcome of national debates, "a starting point for discussions in the Intergovernmental Conference". It is in the convention, therefore, that much of the substantive preparation for the Intergovernmental Conference will take place. Closer to the time, issues such as the precise agenda, organisation and timing of the Intergovernmental Conference will be for the European Council to decide.
With respect to the question of the degree to which those who voted "No" last June have been persuaded to change their voting intentions, I do not believe it would be helpful or productive to engage in speculation of this nature at this time. The ratification of the Treaty of Nice is ultimately a question for the people of Ireland to decide. It is the duty of all of us who support the ratification of Nice and Ireland's continuing place at the core of the European Union to make a persuasive case to them.