local Dail deputies are calling for a yes vote in the Referendum on the Stability Treaty.
Fianna Fail’s Barry Cowen and Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy have both stressed their support for the referendum which takes place on Thursday May 31.
“There has been a huge amount of progress made over the last year in attracting job creating international investors into this country. Foreign Direct Investment is hugely important to Ireland; at least 250,000 people are employed in the sector here both directly and indirectly,” said Deputy Corcoran Kennedy.
“A Yes vote will be a key step in our recovery. It will send out a message of certainty to international investors thinking about creating jobs here. Today, we saw several IT multinationals come out in favour of a Yes vote. They want to invest in a country where there is stability,” she said.
Meanwhile Deputy Cowen said while there are 17,865 people unemployed in Laois and Offaly “the treaty will not cure all our economic woes but it will definitely allow Laois, Offaly and Ireland to have a more secure foundation for our future.”
“By voting yes we will have access to the funds needed for our public services at a lower interest rate. We will be sending a message that Irish people want to have a strong voice at the European table when growth opportunities and investment in job creation is being discussed. We need to box above our weight in Europe and make sure our voices are heard and we will do this by voting yes.”