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Thursday, 31 May 2012

All Eyes on Ireland: Austerity on referendum knife-edge

Voters in Ireland head to the polls today, in a referendum to decide whether or not to approve the European Union's Fiscal Treaty. Driven by Germany, it controversially plans strict central EU control of the national budgets of member states who've signed up. But opponents see it as a permanent austerity charter - with many angry about surrendering power and sovereignty to Brussels.

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