Richard Bruton on The Last Word’s Europe Debate On Today Fm this evening hosted by Matt Cooper.
Matt Cooper: “Just imagine that the decision of the Irish people is ‘no’ – what
are you going to say to your counterparts in Europe?”
Richard Bruton: “I suppose I will have to say that we will need access to this fund
and Ireland will be looking to say can we vote again, because we will need access to this fund”
Cooper: “Are you suggesting that if there is a no vote, this government
will seek to rerun the referendum?”
Bruton: “No I’m saying that we will have a crisis on our hands and we will face a really difficult situation in funding ourselves, that is the reality.”
A government spokesman later said there would be no second vote.