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#Debt Brake

# debt-brake - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Government publishes first draft of 'fiscal responsibility' laws

The proposed ‘debt brake’ bill will ensure that the government cannot pass Budgets if they project a deficit of a certain size.

# debt-brake - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Gilmore confirms Irish push for ‘flexibility’ in fiscal compact deal

Eamon Gilmore says Ireland DID look for the new ‘debt brake’ to be ‘preferably’ constitutional, but so did other countries.

# debt-brake - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum

A spokesperson for the party said the Government was taking on board the advice of the Attorney General.

# debt-brake - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams

The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.

Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum

The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.

# debt-brake - Monday 23 January, 2012

Noonan: Referendum won't be held just to 'test public opinion'

The Irish government won’t hold a referendum on the EU ‘fiscal compact’ deal unless the Constitution requires one.

# debt-brake - Friday 20 January, 2012

Gilmore: Ireland isn’t deliberately trying to dodge EU referendum

The Tánaiste tells an Oireachtas committee that Ireland isn’t trying to negotiate its way out of a ballot on the EU treaty.

# debt-brake - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Latest draft of EU deal raises further questions of Irish referendum

Even if Ireland does not need a referendum on ratifying the deal this year, one may be required later in the decade.

# debt-brake - Friday 16 December, 2011

Draft EU deal could commit Ireland to austerity for a decade

The first draft of the agreement reached last week could force Ireland to take billions more out of each Budget for years.

# debt-brake - Friday 9 December, 2011

In full: the deal struck by 26 of the 27 EU members

The full text of the deal adopted by euro members, and by at least six – and potentially nine – of the other 10 EU members.