Those who claim that Ireland would be denied access to EFSF funding – or any other funding sources – in the event of No vote on the Fiscal Treaty should provide concrete evidence to this effect. By Michael Taft and Tom McDonnell.
Even before the wording has been published and a referendum date named there is one issue that looks set to dominate the debate over the Fiscal Treaty: namely, what future financing options does Ireland have in the eventuality of a ‘No’ vote? While we are not taking a position on the substantive issue in this piece, the following is intended to aid the debate by helping to answer that question. By Michael Taft and Tom McDonnell.