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# ESM Treaty

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# ESM Treaty
Germany's top court approves permanent Eurozone bailout fund
The ruling may mean the Dáil will need another vote on approving it – but also give it a vote on increasing its size in future.
# ESM Treaty
German ESM ruling: Foreign minister confident of treaty approval
Guido Westerwelle is pretty confident that the Constitutional Court will give its blessing to the permanent Eurozone bailout fund.
Government to ratify ESM today following Supreme Court ruling
The EU’s permanent bailout fund still has to clear the hurdle of the German Constitutional Court which is expected to issue a ruling in September.
Ireland to formally ratify ESM Treaty after Supreme Court clearance
Instruments of ratification – the final leg in the approval process – will be formally lodged in Brussels today.
# bailout funds
ECJ to rule on whether permanent Euro bailout fund is legal
The Supreme Court has asked the European Court of Justice for clarity after a legal challenge from TD Thomas Pringle.
# Constitutional
Pringle's challenge to ESM treaty rejected by High Court
However, a legal issue has been referred to the European Court of Justice.
# Eurozone
EU leaders will discuss plans to integrate national budgets - report
Reuters says a document being prepared for Brussels also discusses banking union and deeper economic integration.
# Botúin
Brussels made 17 errors translating the ESM Treaty into Irish
Dáil approval was needed this week to correct 17 grammatical mistakes, and typos, in the Irish version of the Treaty.
# ESM Treaty
Dáil approves Ireland's ratification of new Eurozone bailout fund
TDs vote by 114 to 22 to have Ireland participate, a move which will require €1.27bn in cash payments before 2014.
# Germany
German court says MPs need greater role in EU treaty talks
The ruling from the Constitutional Court means opposition parties will have a greater say in EU treaties in future.
# Full Steam Ahead
Government will ask TDs to ratify ESM Treaty this week
Bolstered by the Yes vote in the Fiscal Compact, TDs will vote this week on ratifying Ireland’s participation in the ESM.
# Courts
High Court dismisses Doherty complaint against Referendum Commission
The High Court rules that there is not sufficient clarity between Irish and EU laws about how countries ratify certain measures.
# Reaction
SF welcomes High Court's agreement on 'legitimate room for debate'
Gerry Adams says the court’s findings are “a far leap” from the Yes side’s belief that the ESM was “set in stone”.
# Referendum
Court to rule on Pearse Doherty’s challenge against Referendum Commission comments
Doherty claims that the Referendum Commission changed its stance on Ireland’s veto of the ESM – and did not seek equal publicity for its second statement. The Commission rejects the claims.
# Referendum
Treaty campaigns dispute ESM access in latest referendum debate
The ULA’s Clare Daly and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin clash over whether Ireland could get ESM funds after a No vote.
# Referendum
Pro-Treaty parties: Adams 'misleading' public on access to ESM funds
Simon Coveney and Timmy Dooley attack Gerry Adams, saying his claims about access to the ESM are wrong.
# fiscal compact
NTMA: No access to ESM would mean no access to markets either
Michael Noonan says the NTMA believes bond markets won’t lend to Ireland if it doesn’t have recourse to the ESM’s backup.
# Referendum
Large majority of voters in favour of referendum on ESM treaty
A Red C poll commissioned by the pan-European ‘EU Democrats’ shows 72 per cent of voters would like a referendum.
# High Court
TD brings legal challenge against ESM treaty
Thomas Pringle agreed a timetable to exchange documents with the State during a filing yesterday.
# Breaking Ranks
FF whip to meet Ó Cuív over role in referendum No campaign
Seán Ó Fearghaíl is to meet former deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív to establish what role he will take in the referendum campaign.
# Breaking Ranks
Ó Cuív breaks ranks to advocate No vote in Fiscal Compact
Fianna Fáil’s former deputy leader says his stance is “clear” – and that the deal is a very bad one for Ireland.
# ESM Treaty
Kenny wants ESM amended to allow direct loans to banks
The Taoiseach tells the German edition of the Financial Times: ‘There’s a widespread belief that the ESM should lend to banks.’
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# ESM Treaty
Independent TD launches legal challenge against ESM treaty
Thomas Pringle says he wants the High Court to establish whether the European Stability Mechanism requires a referendum.
# Referendum
Government defeats Sinn Féin motion on bailout fund 'blackmail clause'
A motion which would have seen Ireland look to break the link between the European Stability Mechanism and the fiscal compact.