Fine Gael Louth TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Friday) said that a Yes vote in the Stability Treaty Referendum will help keep Dundalk on the road to recovery, by bringing about the certainty needed for jobs growth.
Fitzpatrick issued a statement today stating that
“A Yes vote in the Stability Treaty Referendum will help bring about the right conditions to protect existing jobs and create the new jobs we need. International job creating investors thinking about coming here crave certainty; they want to know that Ireland is moving forward on the road to recovery.
The Fine Gael Td then went on to say
“We’ve seen the benefit of this kind of investment in Louth, with the announcement from Paypal that it is creating 1,000 jobs in Dundalk. The announcement was a huge boost to the town, and if we want to continue to attract this kind of inward investment to Dundalk and the wider region, we need to send out a message of stability and certainty by voting Yes on May 31st.
He pointed out numerous reasons as to why a Yes vote is positive, including “giving Irish and global companies the confidence they need to invest here and create jobs. The Treaty will also ensure governments stick to sensible budget rules, to avoid the reckless mistakes of the past from being made again.
The Louth TD then went on to add that the most important reason for a Yes vote is to ensure
“we will have access to the ESM, Europe’s new bailout fund, should we ever need it. Despite what Sinn Féin and others may claim, this is set out in black and white in the Treaty document; if we reject the Treaty, we will be cut off from these funds.
“The Stability Treaty won’t solve all of our problems overnight. We still have a lot of work to do, and the Treaty will help us get there.”