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# esm - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.

# esm - Friday 20 April, 2012

# esm - Friday 30 March, 2012

EU finance ministers meet to decide on size of bailout fund

The 17 eurozone finance ministers will meet in Copehagen for two days of discussions concerning the size of the bailout fund available to countries.

# esm - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Noonan closes door on amendments to EU bailout treaty

The finance minister says it makes sense that countries seeking bailout funds must first apply “sensible budgetary policies”.

# esm - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# esm - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Shatter refuses to rule out second Fiscal Treaty referendum if voters say 'no'

Minister for Justice says the Fiscal Compact Treaty is about preventing future governments building debt for future generations.

# esm - Friday 20 January, 2012

Could EU fiscal treaty go through with just 12 states on board?

Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal team says it has seen a draft of treaty.

# esm - Thursday 5 January, 2012

EU fund issues new bonds to pay for Irish bailout

The European Financial Stability Fund says it issued €3bn in three-year bonds, at a rate over four times cheaper than we’d get.

# esm - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

EU finance ministers agree to €500bn bailout fund

Major decision on the new European Stability Mechanism comes weeks ahead of schedule – but further details have yet to be ironed out.