Ireland has endured austerity for four years – and we're worse off than when we started. The Austerity Treaty will drive this to another level.
The EU focus on fiscal deficit is completely mistaken. They are the result of the crisis, not the cause.
2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.