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Likelihood grows of referendum on fiscal treaty

Ministers are still awaiting the advice of the Attorney General on the fiscal treaty, though some senior lawyers now believe a referendum will be required.

19th February, 2012

Ministers are still awaiting the advice of the Attorney General on the new fiscal treaty, though some senior lawyers now believe that a referendum will be required, *writes Pat Leahy.*

This would surprise senior figures in government, who believe that the Attorney General's advice - though unlikely to be unequivocal - will be sufficient for the cabinet to decide against a referendum. According to some senior lawyers who have formally reviewed the treaty, ratification of...

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