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# 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…

WE ARE JUST eight days from going to the polls to decide whether Ireland should ratify the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (official title).

Monday night’s debate on RTÉ 1′s Frontline was the latest head-to-head for the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ sides – but many complained that the war of words didn’t help further our understanding of exactly what WILL happen if you vote either way.

We want to help you (and ourselves) to understand the nitty gritty of the treaty that we are being asked to ratify – but we need to know what YOU need to know. For example…

Do you want to know whether voting ‘No’ DOES actually mean we won’t have access to ESM funds?

Do you want to know if voting ‘Yes’ DOES mean we won’t have control over our next national budget?

  • Please email us (tips[at] OR tweet us (@thejournal_ie) OR leave your question in the comments section below.
  • This is not about point-scoring and it’s not about opinions – send us clear, concise questions that you want answers to, or points you want clarified.
  • We plan to get independent advice on a representative selection of your questions and publish those answers early next week.

So let’s get started! Feel free to share this callout on your social media networks so we can take in as many questions as possible – and get answers to as many as we can.

Looking forward to hearing from you…

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