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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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Fiscal Compact will enter into force on 1 January 2013
Finland delivered its instrument of ratification yesterday.
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”.
Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.
Ministers say December Budgets could be a thing of the past
Brendan Howlin says bringing Ireland into line with European moves could see Budgets in October, with two months of debate.
If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules
New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.
Central Bank publishes letter on Fiscal Compact - Ireland on track for 2020
The letter states that, despite ‘many uncertainties’, the date of 2020 remains achievable.
German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law
The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.
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.
Boyd-Barrett ‘should be ashamed of himself’ over Household Charge boycott, insists Kenny
The Taoiseach can only barely hold back after Richard Boyd-Barrett uses Dáil time to promote an anti-household charge protest.
11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.
IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets
The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…
Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment
But people’s expectations about jobs and household finances have improved slightly.
ECB president: Fiscal Compact not ‘quid pro quo’ for deal on bank debts
But Mario Draghi says Ireland’s vote is a welcome affirmation of its priorities, and that market access could be close at hand.
Fitch: Yes vote removes uncertainty, but return to markets still 'unclear'
The ratings agency says approving the Fiscal Compact removes a risk, but doesn’t guarantee a return to the markets.
Inconceivable and short lived independence: The week in quotes
“It was Fianna Fáil wot won it.”
'We have to get a deal on our bank debt' - Tánaiste
Following the passing of the Fiscal Compact treaty, Eamon Gilmore said that Ireland now needed to get a deal to lessen the burden on the Irish taxpayer.
In numbers: Ireland's referendum on the Fiscal Compact
Who’s become more pro-European in the last two years? And what proportion of Irish people actually said Yes?
In pictures: Twitter's reaction to #EURef
How the Twittersphere reacted to Ireland’s decision to vote Yes in the Fiscal Compact referendum…
'A sigh of relief': International reaction to Ireland's Yes vote
International newspapers and media focussed on the fact that a Yes vote had avoided further headaches for eurozone leaders but committed Ireland to “more austerity” as one paper put it.
Krugman: Ireland voted for a 'bad idea' - and euro could collapse in two years
The Nobel-winning economist isn’t impressed with Ireland’s vote – but reckons it could all be fairly meaningless anyway.
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.
Ireland must progress in seeking 'long-term sustainable deal' for Ireland's bank debt
Taoiseach and Tánaiste say Ireland should get a better deal and that the banking debt should be part of a wider approach to tackling European debt.
REFERENDUM RESULTS: The constituency-by-constituency stats
The results are coming in thick and fast… the ‘Yes’ vote appears to have it.
Referendum count returns a 'Yes' majority
We liveblogged all the results, reactions and fallout from the Fiscal Compact referendum here…. Catch up on what you missed.
'Govt has been sent clear message they have to get their act together' - Brian Hayes
Junior minister says government has to reach out to people who are frustrated with their prospects and living standards.
Referendum roundup: The state of play at midday
The ‘Yes’ vote is ahead in the tallies although official results not in yet.
What happens to your ballot paper after your vote is counted?
What will the authorities do with the 1.5 million-or-so ballot papers, once the result of today’s referendum is known?
Six key constituencies to watch in today's referendum count
There’s a couple of bell-weather areas which, if the past is anything to go by, could give a hint as to the total outcome.
Counting of votes to begin but low turnout may affect result
Counting of votes is set to begin at 9 o’clock this morning in 26 count centres around the country.
Poll: How did you vote yesterday?
Or did you vote at all? Let us know in today’s poll.
What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?
Voting started slowly today… but does it ultimately matter? Here are the lessons learned from our previous referendums…
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Bomb squad say suspicious device at Mary Lou McDonald’s office a "hoax"
The Defence Forces’ bomb disposal team made safe and analysed the device at the Sinn Féin TD’s office in Dublin’s North Strand.
To the polls: Enda, Gerry and Michael D cast their votes
Democracy at play.
Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum?
Voting turnout for referendums is traditionally lower than for general elections. Do you plan to cast a vote today?
Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today
Ireland’s 3.13 million registered voters have the opportunity to cast their votes in hundreds of polling stations across Ireland’s 43 constituencies today.