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In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty?

All this week, an Oireachtas sub-committee has been discussing the fiscal compact treaty with academics, civil society leaders, and other politicians. Here’s what they made of it.

Dominic Hannigan
Dominic Hannigan
Image: Screengrab via YouTube

ALL THIS WEEK, TDs and Senators have been hearing from academics, civil society leaders, politicians from other countries and diplomats on the fiscal compact treaty.

The Oireachtas Sub-Committee on the referendum will take the main strands of the debates from during the week and use them in a report which will be published in early May before the referendum takes place.

Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and other party leaders will also appear before the sub-committee in coming weeks, and the report will include their perspectives on the treaty.

Here’s what some of the Oireachtas members had to say about the fiscal treaty after the debate.

Independent TD for Wexford Mick Wallace explains why he disagrees with the Treaty:

Sinn Féin TD for Donegal North East Pádraig Mac Lochlainn explains why Sinn Féin are urging a No vote on the Treaty:

Chairman of the EU Referendum Sub-Committee and Labour TD for Meath East Dominic Hannigan on the ‘robust’ debate between committee members and some MEPs:

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North Bernard Durkan on why he was surprised at the extent to which people in favour of the Treaty have come forward with strong views:

(All videos via OireachtasFilm)

Translated: The Fiscal Compact rewritten in layman’s terms >

Taoiseach urges Yes vote on treaty in Ard Fheis opening speech >

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