Government to press ahead with referendum - Gilmore

The government will go ahead with a vote on Europe's new fiscal treaty even as a new French administration seeks to reopen the pact.

7th May, 2012
Gilmore to go ahead with fiscal pact vote

The government will go ahead with a vote on Europe's new fiscal treaty even as a new French administration seeks to reopen the pact.

Deferring the vote would prompt some companies intending to invest in Ireland to postpone their decisions, Gilmore told RTE Radio.

The election of Francois Hollande as France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades has raised questions over the fiscal pact and the focus on debt reduction, rather than growth promotion,...

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