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# Daily Edge
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In the Fix: Latest referendum poll, what’s going on in Greece, and surviving a robot uprising (video).
# Referendum
Latest opinion poll shows rise in referendum support
The latest Red C poll shows 6 per cent more people plan to vote ‘yes’ in the Fiscal Compact referendum on 31 May.
# Let's meet
Martin calls for Taoiseach to meet with president-elect Hollande
Martin says that a meeting with Francois Hollande would help to formalise a growth agenda for the eurozone.
Opinion: ‘Rejection could force Ireland to greater austerity’
On a ‘Yes’ vote: IBEC Director General Danny McCoy says that voting against the fiscal compact could bring dangerous economic instability and uncertainty.
# Referendum
Left-wing MEPs to campaign in Ireland against Fiscal Treaty
The representatives from Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Portugal will join the No campaign next week.
# 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.
# Check the Register
Today's your last chance to post your application for a Fiscal Compact vote
Your local council needs to receive your form by Monday – meaning today is your last chance to get it posted off.
# Your Say
Poll: Is Enda Kenny right to refuse to take part in a debate with Vincent Browne?
The Taoiseach has repeatedly said he will not appear on any Vincent Browne programme since the presenter made controversial remarks about the FG leader in 2010. Is Enda right?
# Debate
Browne offer to step aside from TV3 debate 'under consideration' by Taoiseach
Broadcaster Vincent Browne’s offer to step aside from a proposed debate two days before the Fiscal Compact referendum is now being considered.
# euref
Taoiseach says referendum date will not be changed
Germany may delay the ratification of the fiscal compact treaty…
# Referendum
GAA distances itself from managers' Yes campaign
Brian Cody, Conor Counihan and Pat Gilroy are patrons of the recently-launched Alliance for Ireland movement.
# X-Rated Dáil
Video: Tánaiste and Boyd-Barrett spar over a 'fetish for orgies and arousal'
There was some choice language in the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions this morning.
# Debate
Adams ‘ready and willing’ to debate Enda Kenny over referendum
The Sinn Féin leader has agreed to take part in a TV3 debate two days before the referendum that will be moderated by Vincent Browne. The Taoiseach is currently considering the proposal.
# Referendum
"I don't believe you believe in your own campaign," Taoiseach tells Adams
Enda Kenny told Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams that he didn’t think his heart was in the campaign advocating a No vote in the 31 May referendum.
# Fianna Fáil
In full: Fianna Fáil whip's letter to Éamon Ó Cuív
“Your right to express your personal view is respected, however, we are a party not just a collection of individuals.”
# 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.
# European Council
Van Rompuy arranges EU 'growth summit' ahead of Irish referendum
The European Council will meet on May 23, eight days before Ireland’s referendum, in an olive branch to Francois Hollande.
# Éamon Ó Cuív
Fianna Fáil won't comment as Ó Cuív weighs up future in party
The former Fianna Fáil deputy leader will indicate whether or not he will remain in the party his grandfather founded later today.
# Economy
Economy to grow by 1 per cent in 2012, says IBEC
Despite the government cutting its forecast for Ireland’s growth this year, IBEC says the economy will pick up.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Referendum
Election results a 'massive blow' to austerity, says Sinn Féin
Mary Lou McDonald says French and Greek elections show people are signalling that austerity is not working.
# fiscal compact
Merkel: Fiscal Treaty will not be renegotiated
The German Chancellor has said she is looking forward to working with Francois Hollande – but that renegotiating the Fiscal Compact is not an option.
# Referendum
Gilmore: Ireland will hold referendum despite Hollande victory
The Tánaiste says the Irish referendum will go ahead as planned, despite a vow by France’s president-elect to renegotiate the Fiscal Compact.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Our round-up of the day’s big stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# 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
#EURef: How government TDs have used Twitter to push for 'Yes' vote
TDs, primarily from the government benches, have been tweeting like no-one’s business to advocate a ‘Yes’ vote this past week. Here’s why…
# 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.
# Referendum
No second vote if Fiscal Compact referendum is rejected, says minister
“It’s just not going to happen this time around,” Minister Simon Coveney told
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.
# 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.
# Leaders' Questions
Kenny: 'Not for me to interfere in French election process'
The Taoiseach says he won’t interfere in Francois Hollande’s campaign, but that the fiscal compact need not be amended.
# 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.