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# Your Say
Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal?
Ireland’s one of the 26 Euro members signing up to a new financial agreement. Do you support our signing up?

IRELAND IS ONE of the 26 European Union countries to sign up to a new international agreement creating closer economic ties between the member states.

The new deal – which you can read in full here, or which we’ve digested over here – essentially means the European Commission will have a greater role in overseeing a country’s Budget, ensuring it cannot run up a deficit too large.

While the new deal – set to be adopted in the New Year – would almost certainly bring greater financial stability for each of the countries taking part, it would also mean that each country cedes a degree of its financial independence to the Commission.

While it remains unclear whether the agreement will need to be put to a referendum in Ireland, it is possible that the Irish public may be asked to give their say on whether Ireland can ratify the agreement.

So – if there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new European deal?

Poll Results:

No (1911)
Yes (1254)
I don't know (487)

Read: Will Ireland need to hold a referendum over EU fiscal plan?

Explainer: What’s in the new European financial deal?