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# Debt Brake

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# Debt Brake
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.
# treaty
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.
# EU Treaty
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.
# EU Treaty
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.
# fiscal compact
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.
# Referendum
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.
# EU Treaty
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.
# David Cameron
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.
# fiscal compact
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.
# Eurozone
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.