Mac Lochlainn briefs Diplomatic Corp in Leinster House
Sinn Féin Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD and his Assembly colleague Conor Murphy MP MLA today briefed the Diplomatic Corp in Leinster House. Speaking after the briefing Deputy Mac Lochlainn said the Austerity Treaty is bad for both Ireland and Europe.
Deputy Mac Lochlainn said:
“The austerity treaty will not solve Ireland’s economic problems or the European economic crisis. In fact by enshrining austerity the treaty can only prolong the crisis and the hardships ordinary people are suffering as a result.
“Today Sinn Féin briefed the Diplomatic Corp in Leinster House setting out our clear view that this treaty will be a disaster for Ireland and for Europe and that it must be opposed.
“The government and Fianna Fáil are once again attempting to bully the Irish people into accepting a proposal that is not in Irish interests.
“Sinn Féin has answered the question of emergency funding in the case of a no vote but we have yet to see anyone on the yes side answer the question of where cuts will be made to facilitate the extra €6billion of austerity if the treaty is ratified.
“This question must be put to those on the yes side. Sinn Féin is up for this debate and we will campaign vigorously in opposition to this treaty.” ENDS