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5 June 2008 Edition

With seven days to go, make sure it's 'No'

5 June 2008

On Wednesday, the Referendum Commission in the 26 Counties confirmed Sinn Féin's position that the Irish veto on international trade agreements will effectively be gone if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified. As Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris pointed out earlier in the week, assurances from Taoiseach Brian Cowen on the use of a veto on trade agreements not in Ireland's interests are simply not worth the paper they are written on. The Irish Government cannot commit to using a veto if in fact that veto does not exist. Free article

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