Tuesday February 18, 2020

Government can and should ratify treaty in the Dáil

If Ireland held a referendum on the EU deal, it would probably be voted down, and we would learn, as David Cameron has, that isolation spells disaster in diplomacy, writes Hugo Brady.

18th December, 2011

EU officials have finalised the first draft of a 'fiscal stability' treaty to be ratified by eurozone countries by the end of 2012. The treaty - which commits each euro government to run balanced budgets in perpetuity - would be one of the oddest ever signed up to by an Irish government. What many people thought was a last chance to save the euro appears - for the time being - to have been missed.

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