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# Debt Crisis
Kenny to brief opposition leaders on Brussels deal
Representatives of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the independent benches will attend a briefing on the deal struck by 26 countries.

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY is this morning holding a briefing with the meetings of the opposition parties on the deal struck by 26 European Union member states in Brussels last week.

Kenny is meeting the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the independent technical group are meeting with the Taoiseach at Government Buildings ahead of this morning’s cabinet meeting.

The briefing will be attended by Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams, and Catherine Murphy from the technical group.

The meeting is also set to discuss Ireland’s stance given that the United Kingdom has decided not to adopt the new ‘fiscal compact’ – the only one of the 27 member states not to at least put the deal before its parliament.

It will also discuss whether the deal will require a referendum in order to be adopted by Ireland; though the participating countries intend to sign up to the deal in the spring, Ireland says it will not decide on a referendum until that time.

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