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Stability Treaty carried

Posted on June 01, 2012

We're at Dublin Castle where the official result of the Stability Treaty referendum has just been announced. There was a majority of 326,003 votes in favour of the 30th Amendment of the constitution. The total poll was 1,591,385 the total votes in favour were 955,091 and those against were 629,088.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your work over the campaign and for the debate over the last number of weeks. You can listen to an audioboo of the official result below.

 

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Three days to go

Posted on May 28, 2012

Canvassing on Grafton Street

There are three days to go until voting for the Stability Treaty begins and there is no let-up in the canvassing going on around the country by Labour members seeking a YES vote. This weekend saw the door-to-door canvassing continuing as well as a canvas on Dublin's Grafton Street attended by the Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, the Labour Deputy Leader Joan Burton, Deputy Dominic Hannigan, Emer Costello MEP, Cllr Oisin Quinn and Senator Ivana Bacik (you can see more images from the canvas on Flickr).

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Sinn Fein - wrong then wrong now

Posted on May 25, 2012

Sinn Fein and the bailout - the truth

When it comes to making decisions on matters of major national and economic importance Sinn Féin's track record is very poor," Deputy Dominic Hannigan, Labour's Deputy Director of Elections for the Stability Treaty, has said. "Sinn Féin's referendum campaign has been based on information that is misleading, irrelevant and in many cases, just plain wrong and it is hard to take them seriously."

[Sinn Féin and the bailout - the truth.]

Deputy Hannigan made his comments as Labour launched its latest referendum poster campaign to highlight Sinn Féin's track record of getting it wrong when it comes to major decisions.

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One week to go

Posted on May 24, 2012

Canvassing in Finglas with Minister Brendan Howlin, Deputy Ciara Conway and Deputy John Lyons

With a week to go canvassing is continuing throughout the country for a YES vote in the forthcoming Stability Treaty. Earlier today our Labour senators teamed up with other members of the Seanad to canvas on Dublin's Grafton Street and last night Minister Brendan Howlin along with Deputy Ciara Conway canvassed in Finglas with Deputy John Lyons.

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Vote YES for stability

Posted on May 23, 2012

This afternoon we have launched our Yes for Stability video which explains why we believe a YES vote is vital for the future finances of our country. We hope this video will make the YES vote arguments accessible on new media platforms for an online audience, young and old. Please do share it on your Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as your websites thanks.

If you're on Twitter you can follow the Stability Treaty debate using the hashtag #EURef and do follow Labour for all the latest news.

 

 

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Women for a YES vote

Posted on May 23, 2012

Women For Yes

This morning Senator Susan O'Keeffe organised a cross-party, cross civil society, women's' initiative to call for a Yes vote in the forthcoming Stability Treaty referendum.

"Women work well together and recognise the value of cooperation. Ireland has been a strong member of the European Union and by pulling together, we can restore stability to the euro and to the community and continue the effort to create jobs and attract investment," Senator O'Keeffe said.

The event was held in the Mansion House and attended by women from all parties and from all sections of society.

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Minister Kelly and Moneygall's Henry Healy call for a YES vote

Posted on May 23, 2012

YES we can, campaigning in Moneygall - Minister Alan Kelly and Henry Healy campaigning for a YES vote in Moneygall.
Minister Alan Kelly and Henry Healy campaigning for a YES vote in Moneygall.

Minister Alan Kelly and Moneygall's Henry Healy (Barack Obama's cousin) have joined forces to call for a YES vote in the forthcoming Stability Treaty referendum.

Henry Healy said: 'The only way forward for our country is to ratify the treaty. To ensure growth, jobs and prosperity for our future a Yes is the only way to secure it. It will be that simple; a Yes vote will continue our recovery and lead us back to a more stable nation within the EU'.

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Wisdom and Youth for a Yes vote

Posted on May 22, 2012

Wisdom and Youth for Yes

This afternoon we had our Wisdom meets Youth for a Yes vote in the Stability Treaty launch with Fine Gael. Deputy Derek Nolan was one of those who took part and here he talks about why he is voting Yes.

It was great to do the joint Labour/Fine Gael event with both new and former Oireachtas members today. I think it was a good way to show the broad support within both parties for the Stability Treaty and the different generations of Irish citizens who will be affected by the vote.

From canvassing hundreds of doors in Galway over the last weeks, it is remarkable to see that peoples' everyday concerns are often not about themselves, but others.


Wisdom and Youth for YES

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Thumbs up for the Treaty in Tullamore

Posted on May 22, 2012

Canvassing with Senator John Whelan

We had a very positive response and a most constructive days meetings in Tullamore on Friday along with MEP Nessa Childers and local Labour Party activists. It was a busy itinerary and involved media interviews with Midlands 103; Offaly Express and Tullamore Tribune.

Sinead Reilly and her colleagues doing a great job on the arts scene in Offaly and of course the flag ship project for the new community arts centre at Bury Quay is continuing apace. Still cannot get over the fantastic and innovative design and the super site location on the banks of the canal. All going well the new arts centre will go to construction early next year.

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The Tánaiste on RTE's The Frontline Stability Treaty debate

Posted on May 22, 2012

Last night the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore took part in RTE's The Frontline debate on the Stability Treaty. While the entire programme can be viewed from the RTE Player, we have a short clip which features the Tánaiste's opening statement which you can see in the accompanying video.

If you're on Twitter you can follow the Stability Treaty debate using the hashtag #EURef and do follow Labour for all the latest news.

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