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Noonan Says Ireland Alone Can Pass EU Treaty in Region

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he’s confident voters will back the European fiscal pact and that the country is the only euro-area member that could secure public support for such a referendum.

“I am confident that we will win, but not complacent; we’ll keep campaigning till the end,” Noonan said at Bloomberg Link’s Ireland Economic Summit in Dublin today. “There isn’t a country of the 17 euro countries at present who could carry this in a referendum, there isn’t a single country bar Ireland. If we can carry this that will send a signal out to Europe.”