Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said the issue of emergency funding is no longer an issue in the Austerity Treaty referendum debate after the government announced that the European Stability Mechanism legislation will not come before the Dáil until after the referendum takes place.
Said Deputy Doherty: “This is very welcome news as the government’s veto on the European Stability Mechanism Treaty will still be available after the referendum on the Austerity Treaty takes place.
“This takes the issue of emergency funding for a second bailout out of the equation for the austerity treaty referendum.
“The people have no need to worry about this issue when they go to the polls and the government needs to stop using it in their arguments for the treaty.
“The government should now give an undertaking to use its veto on the European Stability Mechanism treaty if the people reject the Austerity Treaty on the 31st May.”