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Ó Snodaigh responds to Dooley’s criticism of Lisbon posters

16 September, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Speaking in response to Fianna Fai's TD Timmy Dooley's claims regarding Sinn Féin’s Lisbon Treaty posters, Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh said:

“Sinn Féin can stand over each of the claims we are making in our Lisbon Treaty referendum campaign posters. In fact we have cited the articles and protocol on which we are basing our claims in each poster.

“Contrary to what Timmy Dooley claims it is in fact the Yes side that is refusing to engage on the actual content of the treaty choosing instead to use disingenuous claims which suggest that the referendum is somehow about our membership of the EU rather than the type of EU we want to build.

“I would be happy to debate the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on wage levels, rural Ireland, militarisation and Ireland's power in the EU institutions with Deputy Dooley anytime and anywhere. If Deputy Dooley is confident in his position he will take up this challenge and agree to a public debate on this and other issues related to the Lisbon Treaty.

“Sinn Féin’s poster campaign is aimed at highlighting the content of the Lisbon Treaty and its implications for Ireland and the EU. We want to provoke a debate on and public knowledge about what the Treaty says and does. Unlike many on the Yes side our posters reference the articles of the Treaty on which we are basing our claims.

“I look forward to Deputy Dooley’s response to my challenge.” ENDS

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