South Tipperary Council buildings was the venue for the launch of the Government’s campaign for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the EU Stability Treaty.
The launch, organised jointly by South Tipperary Fine Gael T.D. Tom Hayes and Labour’s Carrick based Senator Denis Landy, saw both Fine Gael and Labour representatives from the national and local scene come together to advocate for a Yes vote on May 31.
Speaking at the launch, Deputy Hayes said - “The importance of this referendum cannot be overstated. It’s important that we as local representatives do all in our power to inform the public about this Treaty and why a Yes vote is in their best interest. That is exactly why both Fine Gael and Labour will be working together in campaigning for a Yes vote on May 31.
“Of course support for this Treaty isn’t just coming from the two Government parties. IBEC, the Small Firms Association, the Irish Hotels Federation, the IFA, and the ICMSA, to name just a few, have all called for a Yes vote. The result of this referendum is pivotal to our country’s future. I am confident that the public will make the right decision”.
Senator Landy added - “A Yes vote on May 31 is a must if we are to restore stability and confidence back into the Irish economy. Both Labour and Fine Gael are supporting this Treaty because it will provide the certainty that Ireland needs if we are to continue to grow jobs and attract inward investment into this country.
“Over the next three weeks I, along with my Government colleagues, will be campaigning vigorously in support of this Treaty. I have no doubt that once the people of South Tipperary have all the facts at hand, they too will see that a Yes vote is the right choice for this country”.