Mac Lochlainn questions perceived link between referendum and ESM

Donegal Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has urged the Government to come clean on the bailout fund's link to the Fiscal Compact.

His party has taken issue with the claim that rejection of the agreement will prevent Ireland from accessing the European Stability Mechanism in the future - Most experts predict that will be necessary.

Deputy MacLochlainn, whose party endorses a no vote in the referendum, says that if the governmeny is so concerned by the situation it should use the veto that it has............