Northwest MEP demands referendum to be held on new fiscal treaty

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin is demanding a referendum be held on the new fiscal treaty brokered in Brussels last Monday.

The issue will be discussed by the Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs today, after a group of TDs yesterday announced plans to petition President Higgins to intervene.

Marian Harkin says linking the treatys ratification to future emergency funds amounts to blackmail...