Friday February 21, 2020

Do we need a referendum?

The Crotty judgment of 1987 has determined how Ireland deals with European Union treaties but will that apply to the new fiscal compact, asks John O'Brennan.

18th December, 2011
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Raymond Crotty speaking at a rally at the GPO against the Single European Act in 1987. Photo: Derek Speirs

The dramatic European Council meeting in Brussels ten days ago seems finally to have signalled a collective EU will toward resolution of the euro crisis. However, quite apart from the problems posed by Britain's latest lapse into self-imposed and self-defeating isolation, the big challenge ahead will lie in the ratification of the newly-minted fiscal compact.

Although there has been plenty of speculation that referendums would be held in multiple jurisdictions, Ireland might well find itself...

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