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# EU Treaty

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# European Council
Germany to seek new EU treaty on budget rules - report
Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine says the federal government wants a convention on a new treaty this December.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think you understand the Fiscal Compact treaty?
A Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll finds that 32 per cent of people believe they have no understanding of the deal.
# euref
Do you know what the fiscal compact treaty is all about?
If the answer is no, you’re in the majority.
Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101
The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.
# Referendum
Voters plan to support fiscal treaty, polls show
A clear margin of voters say they will back the fiscal compact in the upcoming referendum.
Column: How will Ireland vote on the EU treaty?
As Ireland reacts to yesterday’s announcement of a referendum, politics lecturer Eoin O’Malley looks at the prospects of the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns.
# Resigned
Éamon Ó Cuív resigns as Fianna Fáil deputy leader
The former minister said to continue in his role as deputy leader and communications spokesperson while he did not support the fiscal compact treaty ratification “would be incompatible for me.”
# Referendum
European Commission insists referendum 'No' vote will not affect current bailout
A spokesman for Jose Manuel Barroso affirms that being blocked from the ESM would not affect Ireland’s current bailout.
# Referendum
The Fiscal Compact Referendum: What are we voting on and why?
Here’s’s guide to Ireland’s referendum on the new fiscal treaty.
# Referendum
Opposition parties welcome announcement of referendum
Fianna Fáil will campaign in favour of a ‘Yes’ vote but Sinn Féin will say ‘No’.
# Referendum
"In Ireland's national interest": FULL text of Taoiseach Enda Kenny's EU referendum speech
Ireland will have a referendum on whether it should ratify the European Stability Treaty.
# Referendum
Government confirms referendum on EU fiscal compact treaty
Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed in the Dáil today that there will be a referendum held to ratify the EU treaty.
Announcement that Ireland WILL hold referendum on EU fiscal compact treaty
Later in Leader’s Questions: the Taoiseach will discuss his trip to Davos, the cost of running his press office and his cabinet’s subcommittees.
# EU Treaty
Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey
A survey by the employers group also found strong support for Ireland’s continued membership of the eurozone.
# EU Treaty
Taoiseach expects AG decision on EU referendum in 'two to three weeks'
Enda Kenny told the Dáil this week that he expects a decision on whether or not a referendum is needed shortly.
# Greens
Green Party calls for EU referendum and will campaign for 'Yes' vote
Former government minister Eamonn Ryan also criticised the government’s action plan for jobs and called for a new green investment plan.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
# EU Treaty
Fianna Fáil likely to back 'Yes' vote in any EU referendum - Martin
The party leader said: “We have never voted against a European treaty and I don’t believe we will start with this one.”
# fiscal compact
Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact
Enda Kenny says the EU-IMF bailout supersedes the new European deal, and that Ireland’s access to funding is safe.
# EU Treaty
Micheál Martin calls for clarification on EU treaty
The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the Taoiseach seeking answers to six questions about the wording of the fiscal compact.
# EU Treaty
EU treaty is 'not a solution to euro crisis' - former Lenihan advisor
The former special advisor to Brian Lenihan will deliver his view on the EU fiscal compact treaty to the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee today.
# Referendum
Independent TDs seek to force referendum on EU fiscal compact
The Dáil Technical Group hopes the President can help force a referendum on the EU treaty if the government is advised against holding one.
# EU Treaty
Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum
A spokesperson for the party said the Government was taking on board the advice of the Attorney General.
# EU Treaty
Kenny 'acted like an eejit' with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams
The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.
# fiscal compact
Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum
The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.
# EU
EU leaders strike final agreement on new treaty
Twenty-five countries including Ireland have agreed to introduce the ‘fiscal compact’, with only the UK and the Czech Republic remaining outside.
# Referendum
Kenny: Government has "nothing to fear" from an EU referendum
The government has “no fear or concern” about the prospect of having to put the fiscal compact deal to vote.
# Referendum
Sinn Féin 'will consider legal challenge' to force EU referendum
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the party would take the Government to court “if a credible legal challenge can be mounted”.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.
# Referendum
Seventy per cent want EU treaty referendum, new poll shows
But a slim majority said they would vote ‘Yes’ to the treaty, in research carried out by Red C and the Sunday Business Post.
# Europe
Enda Kenny: New EU treaty is 'absolutely in Ireland's interest'
Speaking ahead of next week’s EU summit, the Taoiseach said Ireland had “nothing to fear” from the so-called fiscal compact.
# Referendum
Noonan: Referendum won't be held just to 'test public opinion'
The Irish government won’t hold a referendum on the EU ‘fiscal compact’ deal unless the Constitution requires one.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
How ‘special’ can a special adviser be? How many As can a credit rating have? And just how expensive can pneumonia be?
# EU Treaty
Gilmore: Ireland isn’t deliberately trying to dodge EU referendum
The Tánaiste tells an Oireachtas committee that Ireland isn’t trying to negotiate its way out of a ballot on the EU treaty.
# EU Treaty
MEPs could reject proposed new EU treaty, warns De Rossa
Soon-to-retire Labour MEP Proinsias de Rossa says the new EU deal could fail if it dilutes the power of the European Parliament.
# Euro
UK to play observer role in fiscal union negotiations
The UK is to “engage constructively” with other European countries over plans to create a greater fiscal union within the EU – despite its decision not to take part in the agreement itself.