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All Eyes on Ireland: Austerity on referendum knife-edge

3y ago


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! Watch RT LIVE on our website Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Google+ 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.