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#Lisbon Treaty

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 19 January, 2018

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one
# Brexit
# Brexit

Farage doesn't want second Brexit referendum but fears UK will be forced into one

Jan 19th 2018, 12:18 PM 19,695 Views 129 Comments

Last week, Farage suggested that Britain should have a second Brexit referendum in a tweet.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote
# European Army
# European Army

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Dec 7th 2017, 1:01 AM 19,030 Views 96 Comments

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 2 January, 2017

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century
# Voting Costs
# Voting Costs

Ireland has spent over €133 million on referendums since the start of the century

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,274 Views 22 Comments

15 separate referendums have been held in Ireland since 2001.

# lisbon-treaty - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner
# Guenther Oettinger
# Guenther Oettinger

I wouldn't bet on Brexit actually happening, says Germany's EU Commissioner

Aug 30th 2016, 11:48 AM 15,140 Views 59 Comments

“It is possible that public opinion will tip if the economic situation in the wake of the Brexit vote worsens,” said Guenther Oettinger.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 24 June, 2016

Brexit: What happens now?
# Article 50
# Article 50

Brexit: What happens now?

Jun 24th 2016, 7:41 AM 27,863 Views 43 Comments

The Leave vote, a surprise to many, will trigger a series of events in the EU.

# lisbon-treaty - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Will Ireland have to provide military assistance to France?
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Will Ireland have to provide military assistance to France?

Nov 18th 2015, 3:59 PM 24,115 Views 123 Comments

France is using The Lisbon treaty’s equivalent of Nato’s ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’ clause.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 93 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 28 October, 2013

Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?

Oct 28th 2013, 8:30 AM 591 Views 29 Comments

Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 31 May, 2012

What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?
# Turnout
# Turnout

What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?

May 31st 2012, 10:00 PM 13,932 Views 173 Comments

Voting started slowly today… but does it ultimately matter? Here are the lessons learned from our previous referendums…

# lisbon-treaty - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Gilmore: 'I never told US Embassy I wanted second Lisbon referendum'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Gilmore: 'I never told US Embassy I wanted second Lisbon referendum'

May 30th 2012, 10:56 AM 2,250 Views 29 Comments

The Tánaiste dismisses WikiLeaks’ tale of events, saying: ‘Don’t believe everything you read.’

# lisbon-treaty - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Ganley to campaign for No vote in Fiscal Compact referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Ganley to campaign for No vote in Fiscal Compact referendum

May 13th 2012, 10:17 AM 3,113 Views 112 Comments

The veteran of the Lisbon campaigns has revived Libertas to oppose the treaty – but Simon Coveney has already accused him of showing “flawed thinking”.

# lisbon-treaty - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons
# Lisbon Treaty
# Lisbon Treaty

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons

Mar 20th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,911 Views 11 Comments

A committee of the European Parliament approves a ‘draft protocol’ dealing with Ireland’s post-Lisbon parliament.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote
# Libertas
# Libertas

Libertas spent €5.6m in year of second Lisbon vote

Dec 22nd 2011, 4:00 PM 2,256 Views 31 Comments

New accounts filed by the Libertas Institute show spending of €5.65m in 2009 – more than matching the spending of big parties.

# lisbon-treaty - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

EU plans to end debt crisis could be adopted ‘without treaty change’ – Kenny
# Referendum
# Referendum

EU plans to end debt crisis could be adopted ‘without treaty change’ – Kenny

Dec 7th 2011, 11:25 AM 3,830 Views 98 Comments

The Taoiseach confirms that proposals put forward by Herman van Rompuy include options which would bypass a referendum.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 2 December, 2011

Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does Ireland have a future in the euro?

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:57 AM 6,459 Views 133 Comments

France and Germany want updated treaties to create a greater fiscal union. Should Ireland be a part of that?

Merkel: EU needs a new Treaty to end debt crisis
# European Union
# European Union

Merkel: EU needs a new Treaty to end debt crisis

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:14 AM 2,520 Views 72 Comments

Angela Merkel sings from the same hymn sheet as Nicolas Sarkozy, but warns that the euro crisis will take “five years” to solve.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 30 September, 2011

Taoiseach rules out changes to EU Treaty
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Taoiseach rules out changes to EU Treaty

Sep 30th 2011, 9:40 PM 431 Views 10 Comments

Speaking from Warsaw, Enda Kenny said European governments need to work the Lisbon Treaty in the way that it was intended.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 12 September, 2011

Eurozone powers 'demanding replacement for Lisbon Treaty' - Osborne
# Referendum
# Referendum

Eurozone powers 'demanding replacement for Lisbon Treaty' - Osborne

Sep 12th 2011, 9:29 AM 975 Views 21 Comments

George Osborne said France, Germany and Italy spent the G7 meeting in Marseille demanding an upgrade to Lisbon.

# lisbon-treaty - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

35 people sue Danish prime minister over Lisbon Treaty
# Lisbon
# Lisbon

35 people sue Danish prime minister over Lisbon Treaty

Jan 11th 2011, 12:06 PM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

Court permits group to sue Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen for constitutional breaches after the treaty was ratified without a referendum.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 16 December, 2010

European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund
# European Union
# European Union

European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund

Dec 16th 2010, 7:29 AM 258 Views 0 Comments

Heads of government meet in Brussels to make a permanent bailout fund before Germany can rule the current one void.

# lisbon-treaty - Monday 1 November, 2010

Angela Merkel consigns Ireland, Portugal and Spain to their fate
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Angela Merkel consigns Ireland, Portugal and Spain to their fate

Nov 1st 2010, 12:35 PM 9 Views 0 Comments

Germany has had enough. Any eurozone state that spends its way into a debt crisis or cannot adapt to a monetary union set for Northern rhythms will face “orderly” bankruptcy.

# lisbon-treaty - Friday 29 October, 2010

EU leaders back 'limited' treaty change
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

EU leaders back 'limited' treaty change

Oct 29th 2010, 8:40 AM 86 Views 0 Comments

Leaders agree that modest changes to the Treaty of Lisbon may be necessary to accommodate a permanent system for dealing with indebted countries.

# lisbon-treaty - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time

Oct 28th 2010, 9:03 AM 372 Views 0 Comments

The cost of Irish borrowing is more expensive than ever – and briefly exceeded the 7% ceiling for the first time.