Quinlivan differs with Barroso on Lisbon Treaty
A protest comprising members of Sinn Féin, the Socialist Party, Say NO To Lisbon campaign and PANA was held outside Limerick City hall Saturday to coincide with the visit of José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission to the city.
Sinn Féin Councillor Maurice Quinlivan personally expressed to Mr Barroso his disappointment at the timing of his visit to Ireland as its represents a blatant interference by the EU commission in the Lisbon Treaty Referendum campaign.
Quinlivan said: “Whilst I welcomed Mr. Barroso to Limerick I expressed my disappointment at the timing of his visit as its represents a blatant interference by the EU commission in the Lisbon Treaty Referendum campaign. I also expressed the view that the EU Commission and Union has not respected the views of the Irish people on Lisbon as expressed in the referendum last year and I put forward to him the Sinn Féin view that the Treaty being voted on this year is exactly the same one as was rejected by the Irish people last year without any change.”
Quinlivan further commented: “I am happy with the progress of our campaign and on our canvass we are getting strong support for the NO side. There is just under two weeks to go and it is all to fight for. The result is by no means a foregone conclusion.” Críoch
For confirmation please call: Maurice Quinlivan 087 825 8125 or Padraig Malone 087 223 9804