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SF Move Emergency Motions on Aer Lingus in Dublin City and South Dublin Councils

13 June, 2005


Sinn Féin councillors on Dublin City and South Dublin Councils will today c all for cross-party support for emergency motions opposing the proposed sale of Aer Lingus. The motions will be put to both local authorities.

Speaking ahead of tonight's meeting Dublin City councillor Larry O'Toole, Sinn Féin representative for Dublin North-East, said: "These motions are coming on the back of meetings Sinn Féin has had with Aer Lingus workers. Last Friday I accompanied Mary Lou McDonald MEP, Seán Crowe TD and Cllr Daithí Doolan to a meeting with SIPTU representatives where we outlined our campaign of opposition to the ideological vandalism that is the proposed sale of our national airline.

"We are calling on all councillors to put party differences aside and unite in defence of an airline that has made an enormous contribution to the State, and to the city and county of Dublin. We need a national airline that plays a dynamic role in an all-Ireland economy and today's motion gives all councillors the opportunity to stand with the workers and users of Aer Lingus."ENDS

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