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# Fiscal Compact Treaty

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# Referendum
'A sigh of relief': International reaction to Ireland's Yes vote
International newspapers and media focussed on the fact that a Yes vote had avoided further headaches for eurozone leaders but committed Ireland to “more austerity” as one paper put it.
# you asked
YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: Answers from European Policy Centre
We asked’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here they are.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you changed your mind in referendum vote?
The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns are going to be battling to get their messages across in the last hours before referendum vote. But have either of them managed to get you to switch sides?
The Frontline Fiscal Compact referendum debate
We went minute-by-minute as representatives from the Yes and No camps went head-to-head over the Fiscal Compact treaty with just over a week until polling.
# Referendum
Rabbitte insists Francois Hollande will not seek to 'unpick' Fiscal Treaty
The Communications Minister has played down comments made by the French presidential front-runner yesterday about renegotiating the treaty.
# fiscal compact
Central Bank Governor backs Fiscal Compact Treaty
Patrick Honohan has argued in favour of ratifying the Fiscal Compact Treaty – saying signing up was the “safer alternative” for Ireland.
# Referendum
EU Referendum: SF denies misrepresenting economists on No vote leaflets
Three economists who are advocating a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum are quoted as being critical of the Fiscal Compact on a Sinn Féin leaflet that is being distributed.
# Referendum
ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance
Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.
# Referendum
'Complacency and arrogance' ensured Lisbon Treaty referendum defeat: Creighton
Creighton says that early polls on the Fiscal Treaty referendum should not encourage complacency among ‘yes’ voters.
# outspoken
Young Fine Gael branch told Ireland is not a ‘victim of foreign bogeymen’
Junior minister Brian Hayes also had more to say on what he calls the North Korean School of Economics.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the day’s main news stories, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.
# Referendum
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.
# Referendum
The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why?
Here’s’s guide to Ireland’s referendum on the new fiscal treaty.
# Referendum
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.
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
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.
# fiscal compact
Government should not include fiscal rules in constitution - advisory council
The Fiscal Advisory Council has said that the proposed fiscal compact should not be enshrined in the constitution.