Because the Irish people have lost hope and faith in all of the Irish government as all they have done is scare-mongered people into voting such things in as the "fiscal treaty". Also they promised not to cut social welfare another blatant lie as they are thinking of attacking it again this year. ENDA Kenny made a 5 point plan before he became Taoiseach. He is Taoiseach since 2011 and he has not come through on any of these. Also we were told if we didn't vote the fiscal treaty through that the budget was going to be very tough yet they got their yes vote in this treaty but 2012's budget is supposed to be the toughest yet. Our government get paid way too much yet are cutting the lower class people and the middle class while the rich swan around in fancy cars and big holidays etc.