RSF calls for treaty No vote


Republican Sinn Féin has called for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the fiscal treaty.

Party president Des Dalton said rejecting the treaty would signal Ireland’s determination to live up to the ideal of the 1916 Proclamation.

He claimed the treaty was the creation of the same political and financial elites responsible for the current economic collapse.

“During the so-called boom, the profits of the wealthy were privatised to ensure they would not be shared with society, now during the bust they are socialising their losses, forcing people across the EU to pay for them,” he told a press conference in Dublin this morning.

Mr Dalton said the referendum gave Irish people the opportunity to add their voice to a growing European-wide movement of resistance by voting No.

He called for a radical change in thinking through the creation of real economic and political democracy: “This mean ensuring that the decisions which affect people and their communities are made by them rather than unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels or elsewhere.”

Republican Sinn Féin holds one county council seat in the Republic.