It is reported today that the new Dail business committee will agree to pave the way for certain legislation to be examined by the European Central Bank (ECB) before it can become law. This would mean that Private Members Bills, which would have any impact on state finances would have to be looked at and approved by the ECB first which is totally unacceptable in my view. Hiding behind the terms of the Maastricht Treaty is a cop out, and the members of the business committee should stand up and be counted on this issue and object to this proposal. There is far too much interference in Irish affairs by the EU as it is without more red tape and regulation stifling our right to conduct our own business here the way we see fit.
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