REFERENDUM DIGEST

Mon, May 12, 2008, 01:00

Events this week.

Today - 12pm, Taoiseach Brian Cowen launches Fianna Fáil campaign for a Yes vote. Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin.

6.30pm, Business Alliance for Europe information evening, Montenotte Hotel, Cork. Speaker: Declan Walsh, lecturer in European Union Law, UCC.

8pm, Forum on Europe regional meeting, Hotel Meyrick, Galway. Speakers: Seán Ó Neachtáin MEP, Fianna Fáil; Declan Ganley, Libertas.

Tomorrow - 12pm, Socialist Party launches final phase of its No campaign. The Kildare Hotel, Kildare Street, Dublin.

8pm, Forum on Europe regional meeting, Royal Hotel, Bray. Speakers: Dick Roche, Minister of State for European Affairs; Susan Philips, EU Reform.

Thursday - 11am, Dublin Castle, plenary session of the Forum on Europe. Speakers: Ruairí Quinn TD, chairman of the Irish Alliance for Europe; Socialist Party leader Joe Higgins.

Quote of the weekend - "Say yes to openness, yes to the new Europe and yes to the end of totalitarianism and don't listen to those who say we will be overwhelmed"
- Brian Cowen in Tullamore on Saturday