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#Lisbon Treaty

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 19 January, 2018

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# lisbon-treaty - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner

“It is possible that public opinion will tip if the economic situation in the wake of the Brexit vote worsens,” said Guenther Oettinger.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 24 June, 2016

Brexit: What happens now?

The Leave vote, a surprise to many, will trigger a series of events in the EU.

# lisbon-treaty - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Will Ireland have to provide military assistance to France?

France is using The Lisbon treaty’s equivalent of Nato’s ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’ clause.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 28 October, 2013

Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?

Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 31 May, 2012

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

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

# lisbon-treaty - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Gilmore: 'I never told US Embassy I wanted second Lisbon referendum'

The Tánaiste dismisses WikiLeaks’ tale of events, saying: ‘Don’t believe everything you read.’

# lisbon-treaty - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Ganley to campaign for No vote in Fiscal Compact referendum

The veteran of the Lisbon campaigns has revived Libertas to oppose the treaty – but Simon Coveney has already accused him of showing “flawed thinking”.

# lisbon-treaty - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons

A committee of the European Parliament approves a ‘draft protocol’ dealing with Ireland’s post-Lisbon parliament.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote

New accounts filed by the Libertas Institute show spending of €5.65m in 2009 – more than matching the spending of big parties.

# lisbon-treaty - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

EU plans to end debt crisis could be adopted ‘without treaty change’ – Kenny

The Taoiseach confirms that proposals put forward by Herman van Rompuy include options which would bypass a referendum.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 2 December, 2011

Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?

France and Germany want updated treaties to create a greater fiscal union. Should Ireland be a part of that?

Merkel: EU needs a new Treaty to end debt crisis

Angela Merkel sings from the same hymn sheet as Nicolas Sarkozy, but warns that the euro crisis will take “five years” to solve.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 30 September, 2011

Taoiseach rules out changes to EU Treaty

Speaking from Warsaw, Enda Kenny said European governments need to work the Lisbon Treaty in the way that it was intended.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 12 September, 2011

Eurozone powers 'demanding replacement for Lisbon Treaty' - Osborne

George Osborne said France, Germany and Italy spent the G7 meeting in Marseille demanding an upgrade to Lisbon.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Blow to Norris’s re-entry hopes, Hurricane Katia hits Ireland (literally), and proof that Spongebob literally makes you stupid…

# lisbon-treaty - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

35 people sue Danish prime minister over Lisbon Treaty

Court permits group to sue Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen for constitutional breaches after the treaty was ratified without a referendum.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 16 December, 2010

European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund

Heads of government meet in Brussels to make a permanent bailout fund before Germany can rule the current one void.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 1 November, 2010

Angela Merkel consigns Ireland, Portugal and Spain to their fate

Germany has had enough. Any eurozone state that spends its way into a debt crisis or cannot adapt to a monetary union set for Northern rhythms will face “orderly” bankruptcy.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 29 October, 2010

EU leaders back 'limited' treaty change

Leaders agree that modest changes to the Treaty of Lisbon may be necessary to accommodate a permanent system for dealing with indebted countries.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time Bond Markets

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time

The cost of Irish borrowing is more expensive than ever – and briefly exceeded the 7% ceiling for the first time.