Attorney general to advise on referendum this week

Ministers expect to receive the advice of Attorney General Maire Whelan this week on whether the new EU fiscal treaty will require a referendum.

12th February, 2012
Attorney general to advise on referendum this week
Attorney general Maire Whelan.

Ministers expect to receive the advice of Attorney General Maire Whelan this week on whether the new EU fiscal treaty will require a referendum, although the cabinet may not immediately make a decision on the matter.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted that there is no deadline for the Attorney General to convey her advice to the government, though legal and political sources expect her opinion to be completed in the coming days.

Kenny formally asked...

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