MEP demands submissions on Fiscal Treaty are released after Irish government blocks their release

· E.U. says release of Irish submissions would be threat to E.U. stability · What did the government say? Wall of Silence must be broken · Did government argue for the inclusion of the ‘Blackmail Clause’? Socialist Party / United Left Alliance MEP for Dublin Paul Murphy, has demanded that the E.U. release five submissions […]

Fiscal Treaty Referendum Results

Total Poll 1,591,385 Invalid votes 7,206 Valid votes – 1,584,179 Yes – 955,091 No – 629,088 Majority 326,003

Objection to Stability Treaty information leaflet

The People’s Association Watchdog would like to formally object to the government’s ‘information’ website and leaflet in regard to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. We would further protest the use of any public funds for this document. We believe this contravenes the mcKenna judgement and clearly shows […]

‘Farmers for No’ launch campaign for a No Vote in the forthcoming referendum

The Press Conference will officially launch our campaign for a No Vote in the forthcoming referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact / Stability Treaty and will be attended by Independent TD’s Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Thomas Pringle who will be our guest speakers. Also Professor Anthony Coughlan, (Associate Professor Emeritus in Social Policy, TCD, and […]

UCD Academic says that Fiscal Treaty means twenty years of hardship

Kieran Allen, a UCD academic and author of The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro Crisis: Reasons to Vote No, has claimed that Ireland faces twenty years of hardship if it votes Yes, Speaking at a meeting in Castlebar at the Welcome Inn on Tuesday, he said that “Ireland has one of the highest levels of […]

United Left Alliance demand ICTU call for NO vote on Austerity Treaty

European Trade Union confederation (ETUC) & 3 major Irish unions call for no vote; ICTU must follow ? Austerity Treaty will result in major increase in job loses The United Left Alliance today held a lobby at the meeting of the Executive of ICTU to call for a No vote on the Fiscal Treaty Referendum. […]

Minister Hogan Advises On The Register Of Electors

Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has today ( 16   April 2012) taken this early opportunity to encourage people to vote in the referendum on the Stability Treaty due to be held on 31 May 2012 and to encourage those who are not registered to vote to make the […]

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, In Ireland’s best interest?

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, In Ireland’s best interest? Would the ESM and Fiscal Compact have prevented the recession? Not according to the Economist; The pact’s rigidity would make recessions worse, and the new fiscal rule would not have kept Ireland or Spain out of trouble. Not according to the Davy Report (Bloomberg: Conall Mac Coille, […]

Ireland Must Remain At Centre Of Negotiations In Europe – IFA

Addressing the Oireachtas sub-Committee on the Fiscal Treaty Referendum this morning (Thurs), IFA President John Bryan said any withdrawal by Ireland from a central role in Europe would have negative consequences in the short-term and potentially lead to Ireland’s isolation in the longer term. Mr Bryan said, ““Following consideration of all the issues earlier this […]

UCD academic launches new booklet on Fiscal Treaty

UCD academic launches new booklet on Fiscal Treaty. Kieran Allen, a senior lecturer in the School of Sociology in UCD, has launched a new booklet on the Fiscal Treaty. The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro Crisis’ contains an analysis of the text of the treaty and the context that gave rise to it. The booklet […]

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