Inishowen Sinn Féin has announced that they will be holding a public meeting to inform the public of the content of the “Austerity Treaty” which will be put to the public on the 31st May.
The meeting will be held in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh this Sunday 20th May at 7pm.
The meeting will be addressed by Donegal North East TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, the party’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson. Everyone of all political persuasions, and none, are welcome to attend the meeting and engage in the discussion.
Sinn Féin is campaigning for a ‘no’ vote and their local members have been distributing thousands of leaflets and canvassing homes across Donegal.
Speaking ahead of the meeting, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said:
“Donegal has a history of resistance when it comes to unjust government pressure. We soundly voted against both Lisbon Referenda and have resisted the household charge in greater numbers than any other county in the State.
The referendum on May 31st gives us another opportunity to demand change. It is a chance to join the growing European wide movement for an end to austerity and to demand investment in jobs and growth. A No vote on May 31st will be a vote for jobs”.
He added: “The Austerity Treaty, if passed, will copper-fasten austerity policies and lead to further substantial cuts to public services, increased unemployment and emigration.
“The elections in France, Greece, Italy, Britain and Germany saw the electorate reject austerity. They too know that austerity isn’t working. Sinn Féin in Inishowen and Donegal plans an extensive campaign of public engagement in order to encourage everyone who is opposed to austerity to come out and vote”.