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#EU Treaty

# eu-treaty - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Germany to seek new EU treaty on budget rules - report

Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine says the federal government wants a convention on a new treaty this December.

# eu-treaty - Monday 23 April, 2012

Poll: Do you think you understand the Fiscal Compact treaty? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you understand the Fiscal Compact treaty?

A Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll finds that 32 per cent of people believe they have no understanding of the deal.

# eu-treaty - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Do you know what the fiscal compact treaty is all about?

If the answer is no, you’re in the majority.

# eu-treaty - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101

The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.

# eu-treaty - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Voters plan to support fiscal treaty, polls show

A clear margin of voters say they will back the fiscal compact in the upcoming referendum.

# eu-treaty - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Column: How will Ireland vote on the EU treaty?

As Ireland reacts to yesterday’s announcement of a referendum, politics lecturer Eoin O’Malley looks at the prospects of the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns.

Éamon Ó Cuív resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader

The former minister said to continue in his role as deputy leader and communications spokesperson while he did not support the fiscal compact treaty ratification “would be incompatible for me.”

European Commission insists referendum 'No' vote will not affect current bailout

A spokesman for Jose Manuel Barroso affirms that being blocked from the ESM would not affect Ireland’s current bailout.

The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why?

Here’s’s guide to Ireland’s referendum on the new fiscal treaty.

# eu-treaty - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Opposition parties welcome announcement of referendum

Fianna Fáil will campaign in favour of a ‘Yes’ vote but Sinn Féin will say ‘No’.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

"In Ireland's national interest": FULL text of Taoiseach Enda Kenny's EU referendum speech

Ireland will have a referendum on whether it should ratify the European Stability Treaty.

Government confirms referendum on EU fiscal compact treaty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed in the Dáil today that there will be a referendum held to ratify the EU treaty.

AS IT HAPPENED: Announcement that Ireland WILL hold referendum on EU fiscal compact treaty

Later in Leader’s Questions: the Taoiseach will discuss his trip to Davos, the cost of running his press office and his cabinet’s subcommittees.

# eu-treaty - Monday 27 February, 2012

Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey

A survey by the employers group also found strong support for Ireland’s continued membership of the eurozone.

# eu-treaty - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Taoiseach expects AG decision on EU referendum in 'two to three weeks'

Enda Kenny told the Dáil this week that he expects a decision on whether or not a referendum is needed shortly.

# eu-treaty - Monday 13 February, 2012

Green Party calls for EU referendum and will campaign for 'Yes' vote

Former government minister Eamonn Ryan also criticised the government’s action plan for jobs and called for a new green investment plan.

# eu-treaty - Thursday 9 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Fianna Fáil likely to back 'Yes' vote in any EU referendum - Martin

The party leader said: “We have never voted against a European treaty and I don’t believe we will start with this one.”

# eu-treaty - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact

Enda Kenny says the EU-IMF bailout supersedes the new European deal, and that Ireland’s access to funding is safe.

# eu-treaty - Friday 3 February, 2012

Micheál Martin calls for clarification on EU treaty

The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the Taoiseach seeking answers to six questions about the wording of the fiscal compact.

# eu-treaty - Thursday 2 February, 2012

EU treaty is 'not a solution to euro crisis' - former Lenihan advisor

The former special advisor to Brian Lenihan will deliver his view on the EU fiscal compact treaty to the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee today.

# eu-treaty - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Independent TDs seek to force referendum on EU fiscal compact

The Dáil Technical Group hopes the President can help force a referendum on the EU treaty if the government is advised against holding one.

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 - 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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The 9 stories you need to know this morning.

# eu-treaty - Monday 30 January, 2012

EU leaders strike final agreement on new treaty EU

EU leaders strike final agreement on new treaty

Twenty-five countries including Ireland have agreed to introduce the ‘fiscal compact’, with only the UK and the Czech Republic remaining outside.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Kenny: Government has "nothing to fear" from an EU referendum

The government has “no fear or concern” about the prospect of having to put the fiscal compact deal to vote.

# eu-treaty - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Sinn Féin 'will consider legal challenge' to force EU referendum

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the party would take the Government to court “if a credible legal challenge can be mounted”.

# eu-treaty - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.

Seventy per cent want EU treaty referendum, new poll shows

But a slim majority said they would vote ‘Yes’ to the treaty, in research carried out by Red C and the Sunday Business Post.

# eu-treaty - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest'

Speaking ahead of next week’s EU summit, the Taoiseach said Ireland had “nothing to fear” from the so-called fiscal compact.

# eu-treaty - 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.

# eu-treaty - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

How ‘special’ can a special adviser be? How many As can a credit rating have? And just how expensive can pneumonia be?

# eu-treaty - Friday 20 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# eu-treaty - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

MEPs could reject proposed new EU treaty, warns De Rossa

Soon-to-retire Labour MEP Proinsias de Rossa says the new EU deal could fail if it dilutes the power of the European Parliament.

# eu-treaty - Friday 16 December, 2011

UK to play observer role in fiscal union negotiations

The UK is to “engage constructively” with other European countries over plans to create a greater fiscal union within the EU – despite its decision not to take part in the agreement itself.

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