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Wed 29th February
Cllr Hanna said: “I welcome the decision of the Irish government to act on the advice of the Attorney General and to call a referendum on the Eurozone fiscal stability pact.
“Ireland has been hit harder than most by the international economic crises. Previous governments were unwilling or unable to regulate the financial sector. The choice facing us now is whether we wish to partake in international action to impose regulation and discipline on those financial institutions that became ‘too big to fail’ and to accept fiscal responsibility on the part of government.
“It is important that the upcoming discussion is rational and honest. Nobody will be served by scaremongering or diversions that have unfortunately featured in previous referendums, and have the potential to derail this vital discussion. A debate is needed and should be welcomed but it must not play on the fears or resentments of people experiencing financial difficulty.
“Ireland is going through a terrible time financially and economically but, in the medium to long term, Ireland has nothing to fear from agreed financial and economic structures but rather we should see them for what they are, an opportunity bring rogue bankers and capitalism to heel and ensure that they never again blackmail a democratically-elected Irish Government.”
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