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#ESM Treaty

# esm-treaty - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Germany's top court approves permanent Eurozone bailout fund

The ruling may mean the Dáil will need another vote on approving it – but also give it a vote on increasing its size in future.

German ESM ruling: Foreign minister confident of treaty approval

Guido Westerwelle is pretty confident that the Constitutional Court will give its blessing to the permanent Eurozone bailout fund.

# esm-treaty - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling ESM

Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling

The EU’s permanent bailout fund still has to clear the hurdle of the German Constitutional Court which is expected to issue a ruling in September.

# esm-treaty - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ireland to formally ratify ESM Treaty after Supreme Court clearance ESM

Ireland to formally ratify ESM Treaty after Supreme Court clearance

Instruments of ratification – the final leg in the approval process – will be formally lodged in Brussels today.

# esm-treaty - Thursday 26 July, 2012

ECJ to rule on whether permanent Euro bailout fund is legal

The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice for clarity after a legal challenge from TD Thomas Pringle.

# esm-treaty - Monday 9 July, 2012

Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court

However, a legal issue has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

# esm-treaty - Monday 25 June, 2012

EU leaders will discuss plans to integrate national budgets - report

Reuters says a document being prepared for Brussels also discusses banking union and deeper economic integration.

# esm-treaty - Friday 22 June, 2012

Brussels made 17 errors translating the ESM Treaty into Irish

Dáil approval was needed this week to correct 17 grammatical mistakes, and typos, in the Irish version of the Treaty.

# esm-treaty - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Dáil approves Ireland's ratification of new Eurozone bailout fund

TDs vote by 114 to 22 to have Ireland participate, a move which will require €1.27bn in cash payments before 2014.

# esm-treaty - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

German court says MPs need greater role in EU treaty talks

The ruling from the Constitutional Court means opposition parties will have a greater say in EU treaties in future.

# esm-treaty - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Government will ask TDs to ratify ESM Treaty this week

Bolstered by the Yes vote in the Fiscal Compact, TDs will vote this week on ratifying Ireland’s participation in the ESM.

# esm-treaty - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

High Court dismisses Doherty complaint against Referendum Commission

The High Court rules that there is not sufficient clarity between Irish and EU laws about how countries ratify certain measures.

SF welcomes High Court's agreement on 'legitimate room for debate'

Gerry Adams says the court’s findings are “a far leap” from the Yes side’s belief that the ESM was “set in stone”.

Court to rule on Pearse Doherty’s challenge against Referendum Commission comments

Doherty claims that the Referendum Commission changed its stance on Ireland’s veto of the ESM – and did not seek equal publicity for its second statement. The Commission rejects the claims.

# esm-treaty - Monday 28 May, 2012

Treaty campaigns dispute ESM access in latest referendum debate

The ULA’s Clare Daly and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin clash over whether Ireland could get ESM funds after a No vote.

# esm-treaty - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Pro-Treaty parties: Adams 'misleading' public on access to ESM funds

Simon Coveney and Timmy Dooley attack Gerry Adams, saying his claims about access to the ESM are wrong.

# esm-treaty - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

NTMA: No access to ESM would mean no access to markets either

Michael Noonan says the NTMA believes bond markets won’t lend to Ireland if it doesn’t have recourse to the ESM’s backup.

Large majority of voters in favour of referendum on ESM treaty

A Red C poll commissioned by the pan-European ‘EU Democrats’ shows 72 per cent of voters would like a referendum.

# esm-treaty - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

TD brings legal challenge against ESM treaty

Thomas Pringle agreed a timetable to exchange documents with the State during a filing yesterday.

# esm-treaty - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

FF whip to meet Ó Cuív over role in referendum No campaign

Seán Ó Fearghaíl is to meet former deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív to establish what role he will take in the referendum campaign.

# esm-treaty - Monday 30 April, 2012

Ó Cuív breaks ranks to advocate No vote in Fiscal Compact

Fianna Fáil’s former deputy leader says his stance is “clear” – and that the deal is a very bad one for Ireland.

# esm-treaty - Monday 23 April, 2012

Kenny wants ESM amended to allow direct loans to banks

The Taoiseach tells the German edition of the Financial Times: ‘There’s a widespread belief that the ESM should lend to banks.’

# esm-treaty - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Independent TD launches legal challenge against ESM treaty

Thomas Pringle says he wants the High Court to establish whether the European Stability Mechanism requires a referendum.

# esm-treaty - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Government defeats Sinn Féin motion on bailout fund 'blackmail clause'

A motion which would have seen Ireland look to break the link between the European Stability Mechanism and the fiscal compact.