Speaking on the RTE Six One News this evening Deputy MacLochlainn refuted the Government plan had to be backed to save Ireland from further economic woes.
Said MacLochlainn: “I heard him (Enda Kenny) talking about jobs. We heard him say the same thing at Lisbon 2. The problem is that there is no solution to the economic crisis. None of that is tackled.
“This is about Germany and satisfying their narrative. They (the people here) will have to cleansed by a decade of sin and austerity. We are taking it to a whole new level.”
He said the treaty was part of “bully boy tactics”.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, who campaigned for a referendum, called for a ‘Yes’ vote saying it was a ‘reasonable’ treaty.
He denied he had changed his mind on the treaty.
Deputy MacLochlainn was also tackled on Aengus O Snodaigh’s explanation for claiming computer print cartridges to the value of €50,000 in just two years from the Dail.
The Dublin South Central TD claimed three cartridges for every sitting day in 2007 — 215 cartridges for the 76 days that the Dail sat. He could have sent over 3.25million letters for that amount of ink.
The Buncrana politician said his colleague was being accused of working extremely hard for his constituents by providing them with literature on a range of issues.
He said Fianna Fail was “brass-necked” in calling for an inquiry.
“It was probably too much and if lessons have to be learned, they will be learned,” said MacLochlainn.
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