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From TheJournal.ie TV3 confirms line-up for Vincent Browne's referendum debate 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.

From TheJournal.ie You have two days to register for a referendum postal vote 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ó Cuív breaks ranks to advocate No vote in Fiscal Compact 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things you should know before 9am…

From TheJournal.ie And they're off: Campaigning for referendum to get underway 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.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Labour urge electorate to vote Yes on treaty 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Hollande wants to re-negotiate the treaty – but what does that mean for Ireland? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes Referendum

Eamon Gilmore defends Stability Treaty website changes

Statements disappeared from the StabilityTreaty.ie site yesterday amid complaints they were biased towards a ‘yes’ vote.

From TheJournal.ie CPSU the latest union to determine Fiscal Compact stance 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Welcome to the weekend (almost). First, here’s nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin criticises Honohan's call for a Yes vote 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.

From TheJournal.ie No vote on treaty would drive foreign investors away, warns Committee chair 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.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank Governor backs Fiscal Compact Treaty 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.

From TheJournal.ie Caption competition: What does Enda think of his posters? 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?

From TheJournal.ie READ: The Oireachtas' briefing note on the Fiscal Compact Treaty 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.

From TheJournal.ie Government publishes first draft of 'fiscal responsibility' laws 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers' Yes statements removed from treaty website 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.

From TheJournal.ie EU Referendum: SF denies misrepresenting economists on No vote leaflets 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If Ireland votes no, how would we finance the country? Here's how Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie ICTU will not advise members on how to vote in fiscal treaty 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.

As in the Fiscal Com...?

Brace yourselves…

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet Referendum This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach criticises Sinn Féin for Fiscal Compact legal challenge 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is this Stability Treaty video from the Government's website biased? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie SF challenges legality of Fiscal Compact website, says it is 'incomplete' Referendum

SF challenges legality of Fiscal Compact website, says it is 'incomplete'

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary McDonald said that stabilitytreaty.ie is lacking in information as the party seeks legal advice on whether or not it is in breach of the McKenna judgement.

From TheJournal.ie ICTU meets today to determine Fiscal Compact stance 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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No 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.

From TheJournal.ie As three unions say no, ICTU to discuss common policy on 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.

From TheJournal.ie TEEU advises members to vote 'No' on fiscal treaty 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.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney admits many people don't know what referendum is about 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.

From TheJournal.ie Government refuses to engage in bidding wars over treaty 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday 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.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Stephen Donnelly, Shane Ross and Constantin Gurdgiev discuss Fiscal Compact EU Referendum This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes Bill to trigger 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.

From TheJournal.ie French presidential candidates make final push for votes 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you vote in the referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact treaty? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie Four out of ten voters still undecided on May referendum 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’.

From TheJournal.ie Italian government puts back 'balanced budget' plan to 2015 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday 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.