Sinn Féin TDs and councillors gathered in Letterkenny for the launch of a campaign which will see the republican party host numerous public meetings, canvass doors across the county and deliver thousands of information leaflets to homes across Donegal
Commenting at the launch, Donegal North East TD and Sinn Féin’s European Affairs Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said: “Donegal has a history of self defence when it comes to resisting government pressure.
“We soundly voted against both Lisbon Referenda and have resisted the household charge in greater numbers than any other county in the State.
“The referendum on May 31st gives us another opportunity to demand change. It is a chance to join the growing European wide movement for an end to austerity and to demand investment in jobs and growth. A No vote on May 31st will be a vote for jobs.”
The TD claimed: “The Austerity Treaty, if passed, will copper-fasten austerity policies and lead to further substantial cuts to public services, increased unemployment and emigration.
“The elections in France, Greece, Italy, Britain and Germany saw the electorate reject austerity. They too know that austerity isn’t working.
“Sinn Féin in Donegal plans an extensive campaign of public engagement in order to encourage everyone who is opposed to austerity to come out and vote.
“We will host a number of public meetings, canvass doors across the county and deliver information leaflets to towns and villages across Donegal.
“Anyone who would like any more information or would like to join the campaign should contact any of our elected representatives.”