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Protect Irish Neutrality, vote for Liadh Ní Riada MEP - Jonathan O'Brien TD

22 May, 2019 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD

Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central Jonathan O'Brien has said that a vote for Liadh Ní Riada on Friday is a vote "for somebody who is standing up for Irish neutrality at EU level".

Deputy O'Brien continued;

"It is crucial on the 24th May that we elect Irish MEPs who are going to Europe to fight for Ireland and to fight for ordinary people.

"We don't want MEPs who will go to cheerlead for the European militarisation agenda and lead us down a path that brings about the establishment of an EU Army. 

“Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael say they support neutrality but every single thing they have done for decades proves the exact opposite.  

"It is clear that an EU Army is being created and they are putting an EU defence fund of €13 billion in place to help bring it about.  

"We already know this will lead to major cuts to Agricultural funding and Cohesion funding.

"Liadh Ní Riada will not stand by and allow Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to jettison our neutrality.

"She will not stand by while billions of public money is handed over to wealthy military industrialists to detriment of ordinary citizens.

"I am asking everybody who opposes an EU army and who values Irish neutrality to come out and vote Liadh Ní Riada No.1 on Friday."

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