Fiscal treaty is a ‘takeover’

ONE of the most surprising aspects of the Mahon report was the silence of Ministers and TDs throughout the Celtic Tiger years!

ONE of the most surprising aspects of the Mahon report was the silence of Ministers and TDs throughout the Celtic Tiger years!

The same ministers and TDs sat in silence when we voted No to Nice and Lisbon treaties.

After the Nice treaty, the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told us we didn’t know what we were doing and with the help of the courts we were forced to unconstitutionally vote again.

In the wake of the Mahon tribunal it is clearer than ever. We knew exactly what we were doing by voting No to Nice, and an apology is long over due to the Irish people by the members of the then Fianna Fail led government for not honouring the democratic choice we made.

In some ways it is understandable today’s ministers wanting a yes vote in order to keep the euro train rolling.

However, this fiscal treaty is yet another step of a complete takeover of our country and nation by politicians and bankers throughout Europe.

In years to come, present day ministers and TDs may use the excuse ‘in hindsight’ as the Irish nation becomes more and more unrecognisable but this excuse will never appease the Irish people.

If any present Fine Gael or Labour TDs and Ministers have any concerns in relation to the upcoming Inter Governmental EU treaty they should voice their concerns now to their party leaders and to the Irish people because after May 31 it will be too late.

John Donohoe

Portarlington