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Government has broken promises on Presidential Referendum – Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President and Louth TD Gerry Adams has expressed his disappointment at the refusal of the Government to hold a referendum, as recommended by the Constitutional Convention, on extending the vote in Presidential elections to Irish citizens living in … Continue reading

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Oireachtas members lobby President Higgins not to sign into law the Water Services Bill

Sinn Féin Whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD has said that his party, along with the Technical Group and other Independents have today written to President Michael D Higgins to urge him not to sign into law the Water Services Bill. … Continue reading

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Seanad’s acceptance of Water Bill does not mean defeat

Sinn Féin have said that the fight back against the Governments plans to introduce household water charges remains unfinished business as the Seanad passed the Water Services Bill this evening. Speaking from Leinster House, Senator David Cullinane said; “The Government has failed to … Continue reading

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Government Defeated in Key Vote

RTE’s headline on the Seanad referendum makes the point LIVE: Govt defeated in referendum to abolish Seanad The defeat had less to do with the ostensible referendum issues then with repudiation of the Coalition. The vote was, in fact, on … Continue reading

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Bail In Bank Heist Coup In Progress for All Eurozone

Bail-In Bank Heist Coup D’etat Bank resolution for the imminent failure of the entire Eurozone’s banks  was “debated” today, May 14, at the EU Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels.The debate focussed on what degree of bail in could be agreed … Continue reading

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Sinn Fein Seeks Judicial Review on ESM veto

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams this morning confirmed that Pearse Doherty’s legal team wrote to the Referendum Commission on Friday challenging the Commission’s assertion that the opportunity for a veto on the ESM was now gone. Sinn Féin firmly believes … Continue reading

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FOR IRELAND”S FUTURE — VOTE NO

What will the 31 May referendum vote bring about while the whole euro system is disintegrating before our eyes? The treaty language was cobbled together by the EU sherpas to avoid a constitutional referendum in Ireland. When that proved politically … Continue reading

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“Stability” is a Ridiculous Referendum Slogan

The Government and their buddies think that if they just keep repeating the word stability in speeches and posters, they can convince the voters that the horrible austerity treaty is really a stability treaty. Some stupid public relations firm advised … Continue reading

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Pringle Expresses Outrage at Government’s Negative Campaigning on Referendum

Deputy Thomas Pringle has today expressed his anger at the Government’s negative campaigning on the upcoming referendum, describing their approach as “Machiavellian”. Speaking at Leaders’ Questions to the Tánaiste on the matter, the Independent TD for Donegal South-West outlined his … Continue reading

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The Two Troikas

There are two Troikas in Ireland. The first, made up of the IMF, EU and ECB, struts in periodically to rule on whether or not Ireland is still behaving like a good little poster child and complying with the rules the … Continue reading

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