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All Eyes on Ireland: Austerity on referendum knife-edge

1y ago
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Voters in Ireland head to the polls today, in a referendum to decide whether or not to approve the European Union's Fiscal Treaty. Driven by Germany, it controversially plans strict central EU control of the national budgets of member states who've signed up. But opponents see it as a permanent austerity charter - with many angry about surrendering power and sovereignty to Brussels. Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Watch RT LIVE on our website http://rt.com/on-air Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/b/102728491539958529040 RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 500 million YouTube views benchmark.