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Saturday 23 September 2017

Fianna Fail pledges to vote Yes if Euro referendum called

MICHEAL Martin has said Fianna Fail believes the people should be consulted on the new fiscal treaty in a referendum, but that his party would campaign for a Yes vote in any vote that takes place.

He said the party is awaiting a response to those questions and "there is no big deal about it."

Earlier, Shane Ross TD has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of peddling a "porkie" about Irish growth rates.

During Leaders' Questions in the Dáil, Mr Ross asked if anyone in Cabinet now believed the economy would grow by 1.3pc this year, as previously projected.

In reply, Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, said the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste were "quite properly" stressing small but important steps that were being made on the road to recovery.

Ms Burton asked if Mr Ross was implying that Mr Kenny should go abroad and give a negative impression of the economy.

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