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Voters should trust their instinct and vote No – McDonald

28 May, 2012 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Speaking today Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has called on voters to “trust their instincts and vote no this Thursday.” The Dublin Central TD said that, “The positive thing to do on Thursday is to vote No.  A strong no vote is in the best interests of Ireland and the European Union.” Sinn Féin is holding two major rallies in Dublin and Galway this evening and I would invite anyone who is still undecided to attend.”

Deputy McDonald said:

“Passing the Austerity Treaty this Thursday will mean more austerity and less democracy.  Sinn Féin is calling on voters to do what is best for Ireland. The positive thing to do on Thursday is to vote No.

“Most people instinctively know that this Treaty is a bad deal. They know that the Government has not been able to find a single positive reason to vote yes. They know that the Treaty may well be subject to change. They know that the Government’s campaign has been based on fear.

“I am urging people not to be bullied on Friday. People should trust their own instincts and do what they feel is right for themselves, their family and the country.

“A strong no vote this Thursday will strengthen the hand of all those, at home and across Europe, who are arguing for investment in jobs and growth. It will send a strong signal to the Government that austerity simply isn’t working and that a change of direction is needed.

“Sinn Féin is holding two major rallies in Dublin and Galway this evening and I would invite anyone who is still undecided to attend.  The Dublin Rally will take place at 7.30pm in the Pillar Room in the Rotunda and the Galway Rally will take place at 8pm in the Menlo Park Hotel.” 

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