Kenny to push for debt deal after Yes vote

The Government is to push European leaders to slash the cost of its crippling bank bailout after it secured resounding support for the fiscal treaty.

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Working-class areas reject treaty

Working-class Dublin joined defiant Donegal in their rejection of the European Fiscal Treaty.

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FF calls for job creation moves from EU as SF takes stock

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on the Government to put pressure on Europe to bring in job creation measures now that Ireland has passed the Fiscal Treaty.

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Tánaiste: EU needs to progress deal on bank debt

One of the first messages to Europe after Ireland voted in favour of the Fiscal Treaty was from Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who said the country now needs a deal on its bank debt.

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Eurocrats welcome passing of Fiscal Treaty

Ireland’s backing for Europe’s fiscal pact eased stress levels in Brussels today, with eurocrats welcoming a glimmer of good news in the midst of gathering economic gloom.

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Ireland passes Fiscal Treaty

The Chief returning officer, Riona Ni Flanghaile, has declared the official national result of the Fiscal Treaty referendum at Dublin Castle.

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Ireland backs Fiscal Treaty

Ireland has backed the European Fiscal Stability Treaty with around 60% of those that turned out to vote yesterday saying Yes to the treaty.

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McDonald: Govt must deliver on promise

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the Government set the bar very high in its campaign for a Yes vote in the Fiscal Treaty referendum.

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Martin: Low turnout reflects voter confusion on issue

The Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has said there are "lessons to be learnt" from this vote on how to hold referendums.

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Yes side at 60% halfway through referendum count

Results in the EU Fiscal Treaty referendum are flowing in fast this afternoon and it looks like the country has passed the 30th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Hayes welcomes 'positive step', McDonald warns Govt

Minister of State Brian Hayes has welcomed today's referendum result as "a positive step forward" towards Ireland's recovery.

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Gilmore: Ireland needs deal on bank debt

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the country now needs a deal on its bank debt.

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Voters resigned to austerity era

Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge over the River Liffey was thronged with commuters and tourists today as voters ushered in closer financial ties with Europe.

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Ganley: Yes vote was sign of trust

Europe must now repay Ireland’s trust in political leaders to deliver the country from crippling bank debts, Libertas founder and No campaigner Declan Ganley said.

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Boyd-Barrett: 'Fear factor' resulted in Yes vote

Richard Boyd-Barrett, People Before Profit TD and outspoken anti-treaty campaigner, has said people accepted the new Fiscal Treaty out of fear.

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Electoral workers counts votes in the European Fiscal Treaty Referendum at the City West Hotel, Dublin. Pic: PA

Voters 'accept EU Fiscal Treaty'

Ireland has passed the European fiscal treaty, senior figures from both sides of the campaign have claimed.

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Polling stations expecting rush as turnout remains low

Polling stations are anticipating a tea-time rush as voting continues in the EU Fiscal Treaty referendum.

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Voter turnout low so far for treaty referendum

Voter turnout for the EU Fiscal Treaty referendum is slow in the north-west of the country.

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Head of Referendum Commission urges people to vote

The Chairman of the Referendum Commission, Mr Justice Kevin Feeney, is urging people to vote today on the EU Fiscal Stability Treaty.

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Voting underway in Fiscal Treaty referendum

Voting is underway in the proposed 30th amendment to the Constitution.

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Europe watches referendum vote on Fiscal Treaty

European leaders will be firmly focused on Ireland today as it becomes the only country to give people a say on the controversial fiscal treaty.

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Ireland set to go to the polls

Ireland goes to the polls tomorrow to vote on the European Fiscal Treaty – the only country to give its electorate a say on the controversial charter.

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Turnout key for treaty referendum

Ireland’s political leaders have been left red-faced in Brussels before, when voters rejected major European treaties.

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Masked protestors stage treaty demo

A group of masked men and women have picketed the offices of the Referendum Commission in protest at the European Fiscal Treaty.

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Ganley: Yes camp 'selling Titanic ticket'

Declan Ganley is accusing the Yes camp of selling the people a 'Titanic' ticket over funding for Ireland.

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Martin: ESM Fund 'fundamental' to treaty

With less than two days to go until Ireland goes to the polls in the Fiscal Treaty referendum, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said that securing access to funds is the 'fundamental issue' in the treaty.

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Taoiseach 'not going to give SF chance to spread blatant lies'

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not "be shoved around" by Sinn Féin.

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Mayo islands to vote on Fiscal Treaty

Voting is getting underway this morning on the Mayo islands of Inisturk, Inisbiggle and Clare Island, two days ahead of the mainland.

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Both sides gear up for final push in treaty referendum

With less than two days to go until Ireland goes to the polls in the Fiscal Treaty referendum, all sides of the debate are working to get their points across.

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Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald pictured after his address to the party's Ard Fheis in the INEC, Killarney today. Picture: Don McMonagle

Adams: Don't be fooled by treaty Yes side

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has used part of his Árd Fheis speech to campaign for a No vote in next week's fiscal treaty referendum.

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Newspaper polls indicate lead for Yes camp

A series of opinion polls to be published in tomorrow's newspapers show the Yes side leads the No side in the final phase of the EU fiscal treaty campaign.

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Kenny: Adams 'flogging a dead horse' over TV debate

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that Gerry Adams is "flogging a very dead horse" on the matter of a one-to-one televised debate - and also leapt to the defence of Jedward following comments by the Sinn Féin president.

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Govt: Treaty result too early to call

The Government has said it is too early to determine whether it has done enough to convince voters to support the EU fiscal treaty.

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Survey indicates strong business support for referendum Yes vote

Almost three-quarters of businesses support a Yes vote in the May 31 referendum on the EU fiscal treaty, according to a new survey published today.

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Gilmore: No change to EU treaty

The Tánaiste has given his absolute assurance that there will be no change to the text of the European fiscal treaty following growth talks at last night’s EU summit.

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IBEC welcomes 'clarity' on EU treaty

Employers' group IBEC today welcomed what it called the "clarity" from the informal European Council meeting in Brussels that there would be no change to the fiscal rules set out in the EU fiscal treaty.

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Kenny to make televised address on EU referendum

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to address the nation on the fiscal treaty referendum on Sunday evening.

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FG: SF misleading public over referendum

Fine Gael is rounding on Sinn Féin this afternoon saying they have been misrepresenting to people that the country can vote 'No' and still access ESM funding.

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Coveney: Bruton gaffe 'a one-off'

The Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has ruled out a second EU Fiscal Treaty referendum if Ireland votes 'No' on May 31.

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SF: Bruton comments 'unacceptable'

Sinn Féin has said it is clear the Government could ask the electorate to vote a second time on the Fiscal Treaty if it is rejected later this month.

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Bruton retracts as Coveney confirms no second treaty vote

Fine Gael's Director of Elections and the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed that "under no circumstances" will there be a second vote on the EU Fiscal Treaty, if Irish voters reject it on May 31.

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Bruton retracts statement suggesting second referendum

The Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has retracted the remarks he made suggesting the Government would run a Fiscal Treaty referendum for a second time if voters reject it.

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Bruton raises prospect of second treaty referendum

The Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has raised the prospect of a second referendum if we reject the Fiscal Treaty on May 31.

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Doherty challenges Noonan to referendum debate

Pearse Doherty has challenged Michael Noonan to a live TV debate on the Fiscal Treaty referendum.

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Hayes: Ganly and SF misleading public on treaty

Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has accused businessman Declan Ganley of joining Sinn Féin in trying to mislead the public on the contents of the EU fiscal treaty.

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Economist group urges No vote in referendum

A group of economists is joining forces to advocate a No vote in the upcoming referendum on the EU fiscal treaty.

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Taoiseach, Tánaiste standing firm on tax rate

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have both has insisted Ireland will not budge on its corporation tax rate despite suggestions from Europe it could be put back on the agenda.

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Oireachtas committee to publish report on referendum

A special Oireachtas committee set up to allow both sides in the fiscal treaty air their views will publish its report today.

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Commission: General Election is only means of delaying referendum

The Referendum Commission has said the only way the vote on the fiscal treaty on May 31 could now be called off is in the event of a General Election being called.

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Sinn Féin calls for investment plan

Sinn Féin has called for a €13bn investment boost to jobs and infrastructure as an alternative to accepting the European fiscal treaty.

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Tánaiste: People have chance to vote 'for stability'

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described the situation in Greece as "very worrying".

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ULA: 'Yes' vote would mean 'permanent austerity'

United Left Alliance members will gather at the gates of Dáil Éireann today to highlight what they claim is the threat to democracy from the European Fiscal Treaty.

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Noonan: Eurozone must remain intact

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that it is in the interests of all eurozone countries that Greece resolves its political uncertainty and sticks to its bailout deal.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured today at the Covidien healthcare campus in Athlone with company president Pete Wehrly (left) and plant manager Liam Hynes. Picture: Maxwells

Taoiseach standing firm on fiscal treaty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has shot down renewed calls for the referendum on the European fiscal treaty to be postponed.

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Ganley compares fiscal treaty to Titanic

Businessman Declan Ganley has said that voting Yes to the EU fiscal treaty is "like buying a ticket for the Titanic".

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Call to postpone fiscal treaty vote

The Government has been urged to postpone the referendum on the fiscal treaty following game-changing events in Europe last week.

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Burton: 'No' vote would remove back-up of ESM fund

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said she cannot understand why Ireland would "walk a financial tightrope" without the safety net of the European Stability Mechanism fund.

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Hayes: Fiscal Treaty 'not linked' to Irish bank debt

The Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said a deal on Ireland's bank debt will not take centre stage to suit former businessman Declan Ganley's agenda.

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Head of Dublin Chamber of Commerce urges 'Yes' vote

The President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, and Chief Executive of Greencore, is calling for a 'Yes' vote in the EU Fiscal Treaty Referendum.

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Murphy: Decline in Govt support suggests support for treaty can fall

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy, who is advocating a 'No' vote in the Fiscal Treaty referendum, has said it is all still to play for despite a Red C poll on behalf of the Sunday Business Post indicating increased support for the treaty.

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