Ireland's economic interest demands that we vote Yes

The fiscal treaty changes little, but ESM funds will be available only to those who implement it, writes Alan W Gray.

26th May, 2012
Referendum posters on the streets of Dublin. Photo: Tony O'Shea

The importance of making the right decision on the vote on the fiscal treaty, based on what would best serve Ireland's economic interests, is critical. Given the levels of unemployment, the need to restore growth and improve public finances, Ireland cannot afford to make mistakes. Ireland has suffered too much more from ill-informed policy-making and the country needs to refocus on initiatives which will enhance long-term economic welfare. However, the question, if one strips away...

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