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Johnny Fallon: A Yes vote will give Coalition a renewed mandate ... a No vote means a General Election


THE decision of the Government to hold a referendum on the fiscal compact is a welcome one. It is a wise choice. The risk of the matter being sent to the Supreme Court and government being forced into a referendum was simply too great. Governments must lead from the front and show that they are unafraid.

This referendum has the potential to be a defining moment in the history of the Irish state and the biggest test yet of the government.

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