Breen Welcomes Strong Clare Yes Vote in favour of the Treaty.

June 1st, 2012 - Pat Breen

Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has today (Friday) welcomed the strong Clare “Yes” Vote in favour of the Fiscal Treaty Referendum. He thanked the people of County Clare for their support adding that today’s result in Ireland sends out a clear message to our European Union partners that Ireland wants to remain at the very heart of Europe.

“I would like to thank the people of County Clare for their resounding vote of support in favour of the Treaty. 65.7% of people have voted yes in Clare compared to 34.3% for the No Side. I know from speaking to people during the course of this campaign that they were very much aware of the importance of passing this Treaty in terms of Ireland’s future role in the European Union.”

“The fact that the Irish people are set to endorse the Treaty is already receiving a very positive reaction all over the world. Already I have received quite a number of calls from colleagues throughout Europe congratulating us on the result. The fact that we were the only country in the EU to hold a referendum and that as a Country we have taken the lead in support of the Treaty, will I have no doubt pay dividends into the future with foreign direct investment continuing to flow into this Country. It will also strengthen our Governments hands in future discussions at EU level.”

“I would like to thank all those who canvassed and who contributed in any way to today’s result. I would like in particular to pay tribute to the members of the Fine Gael Organisation throughout the County. It was clear from early on in the campaign that Fine Gael supporters recognised the importance of ratifying this Treaty and this Referendum was as important as a General Election and the level of activity by our Party members reflected this. I would also like to thank my Government Colleagues in the Labour Party and the Fianna Fail Organisation in Clare for their efforts”

“While today’s result will not fix all our economic ills, it is an important step on the road map out of this crisis and the focus of our Government turns now immediately to building on this result in order to restore our Country’s fortunes.”