Louth TD Seamus Kirksays a Yes vote will help secure Ireland’s future, allow investment public services and retain Ireland’s position as an attractive place to do business.
Deputy Kirk has urged all voters across Co Louth to ensure they have their say in the upcoming referendum.
“The vote on the referendum in three weeks time is extremely important for Ireland. It is not the cure to all our economic woes but it will definitely allow Ireland to have a more secure foundation for our future,” said Deputy Kirk.
He spoke out against Sinn Féin and other opponents of the treaty and claimed that they
“are deliberately misleading voters on the impact of a No vote for Ireland. They continue to falsely claim that if we vote No, Ireland will still have access to funding from Europe through the European Stability Mechanism should we need it. This is simply untrue.
The Deputy went on to pint out that
“Ireland runs out of funding from Europe by the end of 2013. After that we will need more money to fund our hospitals, gardaí, infrastructure, transport & social welfare. The only way we can guarantee additional funding from Europe through the ESM is by voting Yes. In fact, it is less likely that we will even need funding from Europe if we vote Yes. The markets are much more likely to have confidence in Ireland’s economic future and to lend to us at cheaper rates, if they know that we have the backing of Europe and the ESM should we need it.
“By voting Yes to this Treaty, we will be strengthening the controls to prevent large government deficits and rising debts. By voting Yes we are helping to restore confidence in Ireland’s future and the future of the Eurozone. By voting Yes we are saying to multinational companies that Ireland is a safe and attractive place to do business. By voting Yes, we will be providing Ireland with the financial backing to go back to the markets to fund our vital public services.
The Louth TD claimed that opponents of the treaty have yet
“to explain where we will get the money we will need to run the country if the Treaty is rejected.
“The Stability Treaty is only one part of the larger solution, but it is a necessary part. Ireland needs to push for further changes including increased investment in job creation by the EU, pro-growth reforms and measures to stop banks behaving recklessly”
Tonight the local TD along with Fianna Fail Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath, will be at the Grove Hotel, at 8pm, to answer any questions or queries anyone may have about mortgage debt, personal debt and the Stability Treaty.