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Ireland to Hold Referendum on EU Treaty

• BY EAMON QUINN
 The Irish government announced plans to call a referendum on the new European Union budget discipline treaty, a vote it—and the rest of the euro zone—had hoped to avoid.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny told Parliament that he had made the decision following advice given to his cabinet by Attorney General Maire Whelan. He said he would discuss the timing over the next few weeks.

The Irish have a habit of rejecting EU referendums.

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