Do we need a referendum?
Three experts consider the issue of whether a referendum will be needed on the EU deal.
Dr Gavin Barrett, senior lecturer, School of Law, UCD
"Article 29.4 of the Constitution provides no shield of authorisation or immunity for a new treaty like this, which neither amends nor adds to the existing treaties. It will require a referendum if it infringes any other article of the constitution and, depending on what is put into the treaty, there are likely to be plenty of candidates in this respect: Article 5 of the Constitution...
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