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# Debate
TV3 confirms line-up for Vincent Browne's referendum debate
The first live televised debate of the Fiscal Compact campaign will see two leading politicians from each of the Yes and No camps.
# Referendum
You have two days to register for a referendum postal vote
The polling order has been signed for the Fiscal Compact referendum – so here’s how to sort out your vote.
# 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.
# Referendum
And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway
The Environment Minister Phil Hogan is expected to sign the referendum order today, kicking off just over a month of campaigning.
# Referendum
Fine Gael and Labour urge electorate to vote Yes on treaty
Simon Coveney called on people to read the Treaty for themselves before making up their mind on how to vote.
Column: Hollande wants to re-negotiate the treaty – but what does that mean for Ireland?
François Hollande has made it clear he is not a fan of the fiscal compact or the stability treaty, writes Eoin O’Malley. Now he seems to be encouraging the Irish to vote No.
# Referendum
Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes
Statements disappeared from the site yesterday amid complaints they were biased towards a ‘yes’ vote.
# Referendum
CPSU the latest union to determine Fiscal Compact stance
The Civil and Public Services Union will meet today at its annual conference in Cork.
# Referendum
Sinn Féin criticises Honohan's call for a Yes vote
The party said the Central Bank governor is entitled to his own opinion as an individual but should not be using his role to endorse the treaty.
# Referendum
No vote on treaty would drive foreign investors away, warns Committee chair
Dominic Hannigan, who chairs the committee scrutinising the Fiscal Compact, also said that Europe needed to move away from right-wing economics that have been the focus in recent years.
# fiscal compact
Central Bank Governor backs Fiscal Compact Treaty
Patrick Honohan has argued in favour of ratifying the Fiscal Compact Treaty – saying signing up was the “safer alternative” for Ireland.
# Hot off the Press
Caption competition: What does Enda think of his posters?
Enda Kenny was out in Fonthill today to pick up the first batch of Fine Gael referendum posters. So what’s he thinking?
# Referendum
READ: The Oireachtas' briefing note on the Fiscal Compact Treaty
The Leinster House library has put together an impartial guide for TDs and Senators, and has shared it with the public.
# Debt Brake
Government publishes first draft of 'fiscal responsibility' laws
The proposed ‘debt brake’ bill will ensure that the government cannot pass Budgets if they project a deficit of a certain size.
# fiscal compact
Ministers' Yes statements removed from treaty website
Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has launched a scathing attack on Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin for how they are conducting the No campaign.
# Referendum
EU Referendum: SF denies misrepresenting economists on No vote leaflets
Three economists who are advocating a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum are quoted as being critical of the Fiscal Compact on a Sinn Féin leaflet that is being distributed.
Column: If Ireland votes no, how would we finance the country? Here's how
The debate about what would happen if Ireland votes no is based on worst case scenarios. We should focus on real alternatives, write Michael Taft and Tom McDonnell.
# fiscal treaty
ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says there is no support for the treaty in it ranks – but that it fears a No vote could exclude Ireland from the European Stability Mechanism.
# The Pact
As in the Fiscal Com...?
Brace yourselves…
# Referendum
VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet
A Sinn Féin pamphlet quotes three economists as bemoaning the fiscal compact… but some are actually in favour of it.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach criticises Sinn Féin for Fiscal Compact legal challenge
Enda Kenny said there is a difference between the campaigns being run by Fine Gael and Labour and the Government information drop.
# Your Say
Poll: Is this Stability Treaty video from the Government's website biased?
Sinn Féin reckons the website breaches rules which bar the government from spending money on a Yes or No campaign.
# Referendum
SF challenges legality of Fiscal Compact website, says it is 'incomplete'
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary McDonald said that is lacking in information as the party seeks legal advice on whether or not it is in breach of the McKenna judgement.
# Referendum
ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance
Three major trade unions have called on its members to vote No in the referendum next month.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No
Enda Kenny says investment from the likes of Eli Lilly, eBay and Google will lose confidence if Ireland rejects the Fiscal Compact.
# Referendum
As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on Fiscal Compact
The Tánaiste has appealed directly to union members suggesting that leaders are not acting in the best interests of members.
# Referendum
TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty
Technical Engineering and Electrical Union has become the third trade union to advise members to vote No in the fiscal compact treaty.
# Referendum
Coveney admits many people don't know what referendum is about
The Fine Gael Director of Elections said he and the government had to ensure that everyone in the country knows what they are voting on next month.
# euref
Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty
Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has questioned the ‘No’ stance taken by trade union Mandate.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# EU referendum
LIVE: Stephen Donnelly, Shane Ross and Constantin Gurdgiev discuss Fiscal Compact
The TDs and economist are speaking at a ‘Town Hall’ meeting in Bray to discuss the Fiscal Compact referendum.
# Referendum
Dáil passes Bill to trigger Fiscal Compact referendum
TDs vote by 93 votes to 21 to hold a referendum on the Fiscal Compact; the legislation now goes through to the Seanad.
# France
French presidential candidates make final push for votes
Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy faces a challenge to hold onto the presidency with polls showing that Socialist Francois Hollande is on course to win the election.
# Your Say
Poll: How will you vote in the referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact treaty?
Six weeks to go. How will you vote on 31 May?
# Referendum
Four out of ten voters still undecided on May referendum
Latest Ipsos/MRBI poll shows 30 per cent support a ‘yes’ vote, while 23 per cent say ‘no’.
# Italian economy
Italian government puts back 'balanced budget' plan to 2015
Mario Monti’s government says the economy will shrink three times more than expected, and that they’ll need more time.
# 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.