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# Bailout Review
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…
# bank debt
Shatter plays down German resistance to bank debt deal
The justice minister rejected suggestions that comments from Berlin were a rebuff to Irish hopes of a debt reduction.
# Prime Numbers
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?
# Debt Crisis
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.
# Referendum
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
REFERENDUM RESULTS: The constituency-by-constituency stats
The results are coming in thick and fast… the ‘Yes’ vote appears to have it.
AS IT HAPPENED
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.
# Referendum
'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
Referendum roundup: The state of play at midday
The ‘Yes’ vote is ahead in the tallies although official results not in yet.
# Count
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.
# Count
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Your Say
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?
# Voting
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.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: Your last-minute information station
Campaigning on the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ side shut down at 2pm today. As you get your voting card ready for tomorrow’s poll, TheJournal.ie pushes aside the political point-scoring…
# Tweferendum
No rules to stop #euref campaigns from continuing on social media
They can’t talk about it, but they can tweet about it. Political parties take to social media to continue campaigning.
# Occupied
Protesters occupy Referendum Commission offices
Occupy Dame Street accused Commission of a “misleading representation of the Fiscal Treaty”.
# Referendum
Paul Krugman says Irish voters should vote No
The Nobel prize-winning economist said that austerity is a deeply destructive policy which is failing dismally.
# you asked
YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: Answers from Referendum Commission
We asked TheJournal.ie’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here they are.
# you asked
YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: Answers from European Policy Centre
We asked TheJournal.ie’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here they are.
# you asked
YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: Answers from ‘Yes’ side Fine Gael Simon Coveney
We asked TheJournal.ie’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here they are.
# you asked
YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: Answers from ‘No’ side Sinn Féin Pearse Doherty
We asked TheJournal.ie’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here they are.
# you asked
YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: We have the information.
We asked TheJournal.ie’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here’s how we got on.
Voices
Column: Why is the government recommending a Yes vote? Here's why
Taoiseach Enda Kenny writes that a Yes vote won’t magically transform Ireland into a better country overnight – but the stakes are still high.
Voices
Column: If you oppose austerity then you must vote No on Thursday
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams writes that we have a choice on Thursday: do we want austerity or growth?
Voices
Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# sonny weather
'Yes' to babies: Two Sinn Féin TDs welcome new sons on Ard Fheis weekend
It’s been a busier pre-referendum week for Pearse Doherty and Peadar Tóibín than for most…
# Democracy
PHOTOS: People living on Donegal islands go to the polls
Some of the 750 voters on the islands off the Donegal coast cast their ballots in the referendum today, three days before the rest of the country.
# Referendum
A 'Yes' vote likely says poll of small firm owners
Small Firms Association survey states that 83 per cent believe a yes vote likely but members would welcome a growth package.
Voices
Column: I've always fought for those who have the least. That's why I'm voting Yes.
Writing for TheJournal.ie, Independent Senator Katherine Zappone explains why she has decided to vote Yes in Thursday’s referendum.
# wallace says no
Mick Wallace erects giant pink Vote No banner on Dublin restaurant
The Independent TD has hung the eye-catching banner on a property in his Italian Quarter on Dublin’s north quays.
Voices
Column: Decisions, decisions – Colm O’Regan’s guide to the referendum
Scaremongering? Frontline debates? Growsterity? Comedian Colm O’Regan explains everything you need to know, but were too afraid to ask.
# Handbags
In pictures: Labour declares war on Sinn Féin?
Labour has launched a poster campaign calling Sinn Féin’s referendum campaign information ‘misleading’ and ‘irrelevant’.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 7 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
# Eurozone
Merkel now accepts need for growth measures, claim opposition
German politicians say the premier has changed her steadfast position on introducing stimulus measures alongside the Fiscal Treaty.
# your questions
What do YOU want to know about the referendum?
Tired of the political squabbles between the campaigners? TheJournal.ie is going to help you find out the answers to the questions you have about what voting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will ACTUALLY mean. Read on to participate…
Voices
Vote Yes: EU funds are like our credit union. Let’s not go to the loan sharks.
A Yes to the Stability Treaty will give Ireland access to the ESM, writes Naoise Nunn – and keep us out of a potentially lethal game of chicken.
Voices
Column: Who are the winners and losers in the referendum campaign right now?
With nine days to go before referendum day, Dr Jane Suiter of UCC analyses the parties and the latest polls to see how the campaign is playing out.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 10 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.