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# fiscal compact
Referendum Commission head criticises government's Fiscal Compact book
Justice Kevin Feeney says the Government’s booklet, separate to its own, caused “confusion among the public”.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: Your last-minute information station
Campaigning on the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ side shut down at 2pm today. As you get your voting card ready for tomorrow’s poll, pushes aside the political point-scoring…
Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…
# sonny weather
'Yes' to babies: Two Sinn Féin TDs welcome new sons on Ard Fheis weekend
It’s been a busier pre-referendum week for Pearse Doherty and Peadar Tóibín than for most…
# Referendum
Kenny appeals to public to assist recovery with Yes vote
In a televised address, the Taoiseach insists the Fiscal Compact would not allow other countries to dictate Ireland’s affairs.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 7 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
# your questions
What do YOU want to know about the referendum?
Tired of the political squabbles between the campaigners? is going to help you find out the answers to the questions you have about what voting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will ACTUALLY mean. Read on to participate…
The Last Word's Fiscal Compact debate
We’ll be watching and updating you as the ‘No’ and ‘Yes’ campaigners take each other on in front of Today FM’s Matt Cooper this afternoon.
# euref
Swingers: latest poll shows 35 per cent of referendum voters 'don't know'
Government under pressure to ensure the one-third of voters head towards a Yes vote.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 15 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 16 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy with the quality of the referendum campaigns?
Declan Ganley’s back in the fray, as Michael Noonan fears election fatigue. How do you feel so far?
# Referendum
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”.
# Referendum
Government accused of designing referendum guide 'to mislead public'
Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláín says the Stability Treaty guide being sent to homes understates the loss of sovereignty.
# Referendum
Kenny: SF's 'No' vote would be a 'lethal injection' to economy
Enda Kenny takes aim at opponents to the Fiscal Compact and their proposals for enforcing a balanced Budget.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you read the fiscal treaty?
It’s 24 pages – but do you plan to read it before voting?
# Referendum
Martin challenges Gerry Adams to head-to-head debate - but will Adams do it?
The Fianna Fáil leader criticised Adams’ ‘virtual absence’ from the referendum campaign to date.
# Referendum
MEP disputes Referendum Commission’s claim on ESM veto
The Referendum Commission’s booklet says a No vote means no access to ESM funding – but Paul Murphy MEP disagrees.
# eu ref
Fianna Fáil campaign: referendum has nothing to do with daily politics
And we’re off…
# Referendum
Noonan stands by comments over ‘more difficult’ Budget if Ireland votes No
In Brussels, the finance minister says his comments were “a statement of principle” – saying a No vote will hit growth.
The Europe Debate with Vincent Browne on TV3
Join as we track the hits and misses of the first major televised debate between the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps in the Fiscal Compact referendum.
# Michael Noonan
Noonan warns: Budget 2013 will be harsher if Ireland votes No
The finance minister says next year’s Budget will be “dramatically more difficult” – prompting scorn from opposition parties.
# fiscal treaty
New poll shows voters set to back EU fiscal treaty
However the opinion poll in today’s Sunday Business Post shows that the gap between the Yes and No votes is narrowing.
# Referendum
Fine Gael and Labour urge electorate to vote Yes on treaty
Simon Coveney called on people to read the Treaty for themselves before making up their mind on how to vote.
Column: Hollande wants to re-negotiate the treaty – but what does that mean for Ireland?
François Hollande has made it clear he is not a fan of the fiscal compact or the stability treaty, writes Eoin O’Malley. Now he seems to be encouraging the Irish to vote No.
# Referendum
Sinn Féin criticises Honohan's call for a Yes vote
The party said the Central Bank governor is entitled to his own opinion as an individual but should not be using his role to endorse the treaty.
# Referendum
READ: The Oireachtas' briefing note on the Fiscal Compact Treaty
The Leinster House library has put together an impartial guide for TDs and Senators, and has shared it with the public.
Column: If Ireland votes no, how would we finance the country? Here's how
The debate about what would happen if Ireland votes no is based on worst case scenarios. We should focus on real alternatives, write Michael Taft and Tom McDonnell.
# Your Say
Poll: Is this Stability Treaty video from the Government's website biased?
Sinn Féin reckons the website breaches rules which bar the government from spending money on a Yes or No campaign.
# Referendum
SF challenges legality of Fiscal Compact website, says it is 'incomplete'
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary McDonald said that is lacking in information as the party seeks legal advice on whether or not it is in breach of the McKenna judgement.
# Referendum 2012
Joan Burton to helm Labour's 'Yes' campaign in referendum
The party will be ‘pulling out all the stops’ to urge voters to back the treaty, Burton said.