Referendum Campaign to get under-way this week?

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to TheJournal.ie the Government is to announce the date of the Fiscal Compact Referendum on Tuesday after their Cabinet meeting. While An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will not be at that meeting due to his trip to China, it was he who announced it in remarks in Shanghai.

The referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact will be scheduled to avoid clashing with the Leaving Certificate Exams, the Eucharistic Congress and the European Football Championships. This means it will be late May/early June or late June/early July.

In either case expect the campaigns, both Yes and No to make a tentative start to their campaigns after the announcement of the date as campaigners get their canvassing shoes ready.

Also as the campaign gets under way expect more polls which will be important as the undecided’s make up their minds and I will endeavour to cover them as always.

You can read the Fiscal Compact here (PDF) or else you can also read theJournal.ie’s version in layman’s terms.

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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