Referendum Date Confirmed as May 31st

The referendum on the European Fiscal  treaty will take place on Thursday 31st May,  Eamon Gilmore announced in the Dáil today.

Voters will be asked to agree to a subsection being inserted into article 29.4 of the Constitution.

It will State: “The State may ratify the treaty on stability co-ordination and governance in the economic and monetary union, done in Brussels on March 2nd, 2012. No provision in this Constitution invalidates laws enacted, acts done or measures adopted by the State that are necessitated by the obligations of the State under that treaty or prevents laws enacted, acts done or measures adopted by bodies competent under that treaty from having the force of law in the State”.

 

The Bill to amend the Constitution is being prepared for publication.Once it is published, the Minister for Environment and Local Government will sign the order establishing the referendum commission.

More information about the Fiscal Compact Here

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