Minister Simon Coveney will address public meeting in Dundalk on Stability Treaty Referendum

Fine Gael Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick encourages all to come along when the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food comes to Dundalk next Wednesday

Fine Gael Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick encourages all to come along when the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food comes to Dundalk next Wednesday

Fine Gael Louth Deputy, Peter Fitzpatrick, will welcome the Minister for Agriculture, Marine & Food, Simon Coveney TD, to Dundalk on Wednesday, 23rd May to address a public meeting on the upcoming Stability Treaty Referendum.

Deputy Fitzpatrick is encouraging everyone to come along on the night, engage in the debate and have their questions answered about what is contained in the Treaty by the Minister.

The Fine Gael TD said,

“This referendum is more important than any general election as the implications of voting No will have a real and lasting impact on Ireland and our future economic recovery.

“By voting Yes on 31st May we will be sending out a clear signal that we are serious about our place in Europe, that we are committed to sensible budgeting and that Ireland continues to be a good place for investors.

“A Yes vote will also ensure that we will have access to a guaranteed funding source beyond 2013, when our current financial support runs out. The Government is intent on going back to the markets next year but in the instance that that is prevented from happening, a Yes vote will ensure that Ireland will have access to a €500 billion bailout fund in the form of the ESM (European Stability Mechanism).

The Louth TD then went on to say,

“This Treaty is about stability, recovery and saying Yes to a working Ireland. We have been making great strides in terms of turning the economy around in the last year and investors have responded well to the Government’s efforts by choosing Ireland as the place to set-up and expand their businesses. Dundalk has also benefitted with the arrival of Paypal to Dundalk with 1,000 extra jobs for the area.

“Job creating investors need security. By voting Yes on 31st May we can give them the reassurance they need, telling them that Ireland is a safe bet for investment.

“This is the most comprehensive information campaign ever for a referendum, with a copy of the Treaty being sent to every house in the country. I am asking the people of Louth to come along on Wednesday evening and to have their questions answered about what is being asked of them on 31st May.”