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Referendum roundup: 13 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty. or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

Toirleach O Murchu (3) dressed as a chicken, stands outside government buildings to demonstrate Sinn Féin's message that the
Toirleach O Murchu (3) dressed as a chicken, stands outside government buildings to demonstrate Sinn Féin's message that the " Sky Wont Fall In " if the electorate vote No
Image: Photocall Ireland

EVERY EVENING, THEJOURNAL.IE brings you the latest news and campaign moves, squabbles and – hopefully – useful tidbits of information as we face into the 31 May Fiscal Compact referendum.

(If you just want to make up your mind by yourself, you can read TheJournal.ie’s layman’s guide to the treaty).

WHAT’S NEW?

RED HERRINGS V REALITY

Struggling to separate fact from not quite fact in relation to the referendum? The Institute of International and European Affairs has compiled an infographic pitting what it calls the ‘red herrings’ against reality. You can check out the full graphic here.

Via: iiea.com

GET YOUR MUG ON TELLY NEWS OF THE DAY

RTÉ’s Frontline has issued its last call for requests for tickets for its Fiscal Treaty Debate, which will take place on Monday 21 May. Get your ‘Hiya Mammy’ signs ready now.

RURAL SUPPORTERS (AND NON-SUPPORTERS) OF THE DAY

Major farming organisations have come out in support of a Yes vote today with the IFA, Macra the ICMSA and the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association joining the Yes camp. There’s at least one chicken who’s not on board with them though…

Toirleach O Murchu (3) dressed as a chicken, stood outside goverment buildings to demonstrate that the ” Sky Wont Fall In ” if the electorate vote No in the European Fiscal Stability Treaty Referendum. Photo: Sam Boal /photocall Ireland.

BITE-SIZE TREATY TWEETS

Social media professionals involved in Business for Ireland (which is advocating a Yes vote) have set up a TweetSizeTreaty Twitter page in order to ‘explain the Stability Treaty in 20 tweets‘, as well as some trivia, like this:

THE EU IS ‘P***ING DOWN OUR BACKS’

Tell it like it is David McWilliams!



Read in full: The Fiscal Compact Treaty in laymans’ terms (PDF)>

Read more: TheJournal.ie’s coverage of the Fiscal Compact referendum>


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