Politics & Reform

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2012 EU Fiscal Compact/Stability Treaty Referendum in Ireland

On Thursday May the 31st 2012, Irish voters go to the polls to vote in a referendum which would change the nations constitution, if passed, to allow subsequent Irish governments and the EU apply the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union (aka the Fiscal … Continue Reading ››
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What is the European Fiscal Compact Treaty? [Basic Guide]

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, or Fiscal Stability Treaty, is an agreement between member states of the European Union (EU), which basically states that all countries must have balanced annual budgets, or budgets in surplus, otherwise they can be fined up to 0.1% of a nations GDP, which could amount to … Continue Reading ››
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ECB & IMF Declares Democracy Outdated In Eurozone PIIGS Nations

An undemocratic pattern seems to be emerging across Europe. When the public of a particular country becomes entrenched against austerity measures, which appear to have been primarily implemented by the ECB, a combination of politicians and civil servants in that nation do whatever they can to bypass the public's wishes. … Continue Reading ››
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[Full A-Z] Ex-Government Ministers Yearly Pension Costs In Ireland

On the 9th of November 2011, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD received an answer to a parliamentary question, which detailed the amount of pensions paid to former ministers. The figures were provided by the Office of Paymaster General in respect of Ministerial pensions and from the Houses of the … Continue Reading ››
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List Of The Most Expensive Pensions Paid To Former Irish Ministers

On the 9th of November 2011, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD received an answer to a parliamentary question, which detailed the amount of pensions paid to former ministers. The figures were provided by the Office of Paymaster General in respect of Ministerial pensions and from the Houses of the … Continue Reading ››
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Full Results of the 2011 Houses of Oireachtas Inquiries Referendum

This referendum may have been much tighter than the referendum on Judges pay, which was held on the same day, but after much controversy, the decision to amend the Irish Constitution to allow full inquiries to be held by both houses of parliament jointly (the houses of the Oireachtas), was … Continue Reading ››