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# fiscal-compact - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Fiscal Compact will enter into force on 1 January 2013
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Fiscal Compact will enter into force on 1 January 2013

Dec 22nd 2012, 1:27 PM 4,882 Views 31 Comments

Finland delivered its instrument of ratification yesterday.

# fiscal-compact - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Referendum Commission head criticises government's Fiscal Compact book
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

Referendum Commission head criticises government's Fiscal Compact book

Dec 13th 2012, 11:14 AM 2,940 Views 16 Comments

Justice Kevin Feeney says the Government’s booklet, separate to its own, caused “confusion among the public”.

# fiscal-compact - Monday 10 December, 2012

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process

Dec 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,770 Views 13 Comments

Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.

# fiscal-compact - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past

Dec 6th 2012, 11:48 AM 6,181 Views 21 Comments

Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.

# fiscal-compact - Monday 22 October, 2012

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules
# Deficit Sinners
# Deficit Sinners

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:07 PM 5,824 Views 17 Comments

New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.

# fiscal-compact - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020
# Economic Letter
# Economic Letter

Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020

Sep 25th 2012, 12:06 PM 4,934 Views 17 Comments

The letter states that, despite ‘many uncertainties’, the date of 2020 remains achievable.

# fiscal-compact - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law

Sep 11th 2012, 9:18 AM 2,368 Views 5 Comments

The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.

# fiscal-compact - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Germany to seek new EU treaty on budget rules - report
# European Council
# European Council

Germany to seek new EU treaty on budget rules - report

Aug 26th 2012, 4:28 PM 5,212 Views 54 Comments

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

# fiscal-compact - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Boyd-Barrett ‘should be ashamed of himself’ over Household Charge boycott, insists Kenny
# Boycott
# Boycott

Boyd-Barrett ‘should be ashamed of himself’ over Household Charge boycott, insists Kenny

Jun 19th 2012, 4:34 PM 8,894 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach can only barely hold back after Richard Boyd-Barrett uses Dáil time to promote an anti-household charge protest.

# fiscal-compact - Friday 15 June, 2012

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
# In Summary
# In Summary

11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 5,660 Views 15 Comments

The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets
# Bailout Review
# Bailout Review

IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets

Jun 15th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,334 Views 10 Comments

The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…

# fiscal-compact - Monday 11 June, 2012

Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment

Jun 11th 2012, 12:03 PM 1,079 Views 8 Comments

But people’s expectations about jobs and household finances have improved slightly.

# fiscal-compact - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

ECB president: Fiscal Compact not ‘quid pro quo’ for deal on bank debts
# Draghing It Out
# Draghing It Out

ECB president: Fiscal Compact not ‘quid pro quo’ for deal on bank debts

Jun 6th 2012, 2:14 PM 2,746 Views 60 Comments

But Mario Draghi says Ireland’s vote is a welcome affirmation of its priorities, and that market access could be close at hand.

# fiscal-compact - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'

Jun 5th 2012, 8:34 AM 1,725 Views 19 Comments

The ratings agency says approving the Fiscal Compact removes a risk, but doesn’t guarantee a return to the markets.

# fiscal-compact - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Inconceivable and short lived independence: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Inconceivable and short lived independence: The week in quotes

Jun 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 6,226 Views 19 Comments

“It was Fianna Fáil wot won it.”

'We have to get a deal on our bank debt' - Tánaiste
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

'We have to get a deal on our bank debt' - Tánaiste

Jun 3rd 2012, 1:57 PM 4,582 Views 111 Comments

Following the passing of the Fiscal Compact treaty, Eamon Gilmore said that Ireland now needed to get a deal to lessen the burden on the Irish taxpayer.

# fiscal-compact - Saturday 2 June, 2012

In numbers: Ireland's referendum on the Fiscal Compact
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

In numbers: Ireland's referendum on the Fiscal Compact

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 4,914 Views 48 Comments

Who’s become more pro-European in the last two years? And what proportion of Irish people actually said Yes?

In pictures: Twitter's reaction to #EURef
# Referendum
# Referendum

In pictures: Twitter's reaction to #EURef

Jun 2nd 2012, 2:39 PM 4,389 Views 12 Comments

How the Twittersphere reacted to Ireland’s decision to vote Yes in the Fiscal Compact referendum…

'A sigh of relief': International reaction to Ireland's Yes vote
# Referendum
# Referendum

'A sigh of relief': International reaction to Ireland's Yes vote

Jun 2nd 2012, 2:01 PM 4,860 Views 62 Comments

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.

Krugman: Ireland voted for a 'bad idea' - and euro could collapse in two years
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Krugman: Ireland voted for a 'bad idea' - and euro could collapse in two years

Jun 2nd 2012, 12:03 PM 7,720 Views 100 Comments

The Nobel-winning economist isn’t impressed with Ireland’s vote – but reckons it could all be fairly meaningless anyway.

Government will ask TDs to ratify ESM Treaty this week
# Full Steam Ahead
# Full Steam Ahead

Government will ask TDs to ratify ESM Treaty this week

Jun 2nd 2012, 10:30 AM 1,885 Views 32 Comments

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

# fiscal-compact - Friday 1 June, 2012

Ireland must progress in seeking 'long-term sustainable deal' for Ireland's bank debt
# Referendum
# Referendum

Ireland must progress in seeking 'long-term sustainable deal' for Ireland's bank debt

Jun 1st 2012, 4:46 PM 4,306 Views 125 Comments

Taoiseach and Tánaiste say Ireland should get a better deal and that the banking debt should be part of a wider approach to tackling European debt.

REFERENDUM RESULTS: The constituency-by-constituency stats
# Referendum
# Referendum

REFERENDUM RESULTS: The constituency-by-constituency stats

Jun 1st 2012, 3:19 PM 16,953 Views 200 Comments

The results are coming in thick and fast… the ‘Yes’ vote appears to have it.

As it happened: Referendum count returns a 'Yes' majority
Live Jun 1st 2012, 3:00 PM

As it happened: Referendum count returns a 'Yes' majority

'Govt has been sent clear message they have to get their act together' - Brian Hayes
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Govt has been sent clear message they have to get their act together' - Brian Hayes

Jun 1st 2012, 1:57 PM 3,118 Views 37 Comments

Junior minister says government has to reach out to people who are frustrated with their prospects and living standards.

Referendum roundup: The state of play at midday
# Referendum
# Referendum

Referendum roundup: The state of play at midday

Jun 1st 2012, 11:59 AM 4,003 Views 68 Comments

The ‘Yes’ vote is ahead in the tallies although official results not in yet.

What happens to your ballot paper after your vote is counted?
# Referendum
# Referendum

What happens to your ballot paper after your vote is counted?

Jun 1st 2012, 10:40 AM 5,874 Views 21 Comments

What will the authorities do with the 1.5 million-or-so ballot papers, once the result of today’s referendum is known?

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count
# Count
# Count

Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count

Jun 1st 2012, 9:50 AM 3,951 Views 82 Comments

There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.

Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result
# Count
# Count

Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result

Jun 1st 2012, 7:57 AM 4,698 Views 81 Comments

Counting of votes is set to begin at 9 o’clock this morning in 26 count centres around the country.

Poll: How did you vote yesterday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How did you vote yesterday?

Jun 1st 2012, 7:09 AM 10,754 Views 149 Comments

Or did you vote at all? Let us know in today’s poll.

# fiscal-compact - Thursday 31 May, 2012

What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?
# Turnout
# Turnout

What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?

May 31st 2012, 10:00 PM 13,932 Views 173 Comments

Voting started slowly today… but does it ultimately matter? Here are the lessons learned from our previous referendums…

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 31st 2012, 8:05 PM 2,894 Views 4 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Bomb squad say suspicious device at Mary Lou McDonald’s office a "hoax"
# Alert
# Alert

Bomb squad say suspicious device at Mary Lou McDonald’s office a "hoax"

May 31st 2012, 4:40 PM 12,719 Views 41 Comments

The Defence Forces’ bomb disposal team made safe and analysed the device at the Sinn Féin TD’s office in Dublin’s North Strand.

To the polls: Enda, Gerry and Michael D cast their votes
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

To the polls: Enda, Gerry and Michael D cast their votes

May 31st 2012, 12:55 PM 3,975 Views 41 Comments

Democracy at play.

Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum?

May 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 11,244 Views 278 Comments

Voting turnout for referendums is traditionally lower than for general elections. Do you plan to cast a vote today?

Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today
# Voting
# Voting

Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today

May 31st 2012, 8:56 AM 25,013 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 3.13 million registered voters have the opportunity to cast their votes in hundreds of polling stations across Ireland’s 43 constituencies today.

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