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Kenny, Enda

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

On 31 May next, the people of Ireland can allow the country to take another important step on the road towards economic recovery, stability and increased investment. The decision we will take coll...More Button

Ireland is on a very difficult journey to recovery. The adjustments we have been obliged to make in recent years have had an impact on every man, woman and child in the country. These adjustments...More Button

The debate must be about more than words on a page. To reach an informed view, people must also see the new treaty in the context of the very difficult circumstances that have prevailed in the Eur...More Button

Experience has shown that although much was right — the euro was established and became a strong and credible currency — the necessary frameworks put in place were not strong enough to ...More Button

Since the crisis broke, much has been done at the European level to set matters right. The rules of the stability and growth pact have been strengthened through the six pieces of EU legislation ad...More Button

There is also an acceptance of the need for an equal focus on the drive for the generation of growth and the creation of jobs. This is something I personally advocated since taking office and I lo...More Button

This is the context in which the new treaty must be seen. It is part of an ongoing effort to restore confidence and stability to the euro, the currency we all share. In drafting the treaty, we di...More Button

Is this a recipe for permanent austerity, as some have asserted? It is not. It is simply an agreement among all concerned to ensure a balance between money raised and spent in the shared interest...More Button

Through its commitment to a fiscal responsibility Bill, the Government has already made clear its intention to put in place the legislative framework to guard against a future disaster. That we ar...More Button

When I work in various places around the world to promote this country, I am struck by how important it is to have a good story to tell, not just about how Ireland is today — bruised but reco...More Button

As I have noted, with every decision we must carefully consider if it will move us forward or hold us back. That means we must enter into a serious and honest analysis of our position if we decide...More Button

Much has been made about the link between the new treaty and the ESM, and I am sure we will hear a great deal more about that in the debate ahead. It is logical that those prepared to offer financ...More Button

The Government has made clear its intention to take Ireland from the programme it is in currently and back to borrowing on the open markets as soon as possible. For that to happen, we must continu...More Button

A moment of true consequence lies ahead for the people on 31 May. It is not an exaggeration to state the world will be watching. In deciding that the State can ratify the new treaty we will send ...More Button

Cuireadh an díospóireacht ar athló.More Button

Debate adjourned.More Button