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Sinn Féin EU candidate Lynn Boylan “shocked and astonished” at Fianna Fáil MEPs voting down call for debt deal

13 March, 2014 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Lynn Boylan, Sinn Féin EU candidate for Dublin has expressed her “shock and astonishment” three Fianna Fáil MEPs voting against an EU vote for a debt deal on Ireland’s legacy banking debts.

Speaking during a canvass in Crumlin today, Lynn said:
“At a time when this country is still reeling from the legacy of Fianna Fáil’s abuse of power, I am amazed and stunned to hear about today’s vote in the EU parliament.

“Sinn Féin put forward an amendment to the report criticising the Troika for its role in the four Eurozone bailout countries. That amendment sought a retrospective recapitalisation through the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).

“The three Fianna Fáil MEPs had the gall to vote down the Sinn Féin amendment today. It is simply beyond belief after all that the Fianna Fáil party has put our country through. It was bad enough that the European Parliament voted down any retrospective recapitalisation but the action of Fianna Fáil MEPs simply rubs salt into the wound.

“I hope when the people of Ireland vote in their new MEPs on May 23rd that they will recall today’s Fianna Fáil stance to vote down a debt deal for Ireland”.

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