Category Archives: Fiscal Compact Referendum

Fiscal Compact Aftermath: Party By Party

In line with the party-by-party thing that I wrote at the start of the campaign, I might as well finish off my coverage of the Fiscal Compact referendum with the same thing, a few months on. Fine Gael Well, they … Continue reading

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Fiscal Compact: Aftermath

So the referendum is done and “Yes” is the call of the Irish electorate. A few things to cover in this round-up of the final week and aftermath. The Turnout It was a very low turnout, which was predictable for … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week 3/6/12

Third place must go to some Jedward fan. Jedward went out to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday, and didn’t do too well. Apparently not being able to hold a note is some sort of negative in … Continue reading

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Fiscal Compact: One Day Out

So, the campaign winds down amid the expected haze of last minute debates and statements. It has a depressingly negative few weeks in Irish politics and has been the worst referendum campaign, from both sides, in my experience. The indications … Continue reading

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Fiscal Compact: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

The following has been a long time in the writing, but I never considered not writing it. The post I wrote on my decision to vote “No” in the previous two referendums was among the most popular I have ever … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (19/05/2012)

This week, it’s an Irish political party special devoted to the “Yes” side of the Fiscal Compact debate, who have been busy putting their foots in their mouths all over the place. There are many to pick from and it … Continue reading

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Fiscal Compact: Two Weeks Out

Round-up time. The campaign continues, with much of the momentum now on the side of the “Yes” camp, who have been able to present a more united front then their opponents and have excelled in the debates that have been … Continue reading

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