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Cavan - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

EU Constitution Debate!! - Dermot Ahern v. Joe Higgins

category cavan | eu | event notice author Thursday June 09, 2005 20:07author by redjade Report this post to the editors

damn. this should be fun!

Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern and Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins to answer your questions in Cavan

Just days after a Summit of EU leaders is expected to decide the future of the European Constitution, the Forum will be hosting a public meeting in Cavan Town on Monday 20th June. It is being held in the Cavan Crystal Hotel at 8 pm. and it is open to anyone to attend.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern TD and Socialist Party TD, Joe Higgins will be there to answer your questions.

The meeting is due to kick off with a short introductory film on the Constitution followed by your questions to the guest politicians. The Forum's independent Chairman, Senator Maurice Hayes, says everyone is welcome to come along and participate. "What we are aiming at is for you, the people of Cavan and the surrounding areas to have your say and also to have a good dialogue or interaction with our speakers", he said.

Related Link: http://www.forumoneurope.ie/index.asp?locID=113&docID=750
author by redjadepublication date Fri Jun 17, 2005 13:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Update w/ no explanation....

Just days after the future of the European Constitution is to be decided at a summit of EU leaders, the Forum will be hosting a public meeting in Cavan Town on Monday 20th June. It will be held in the Cavan Crystal Hotel at 8 pm. and is open to anyone to attend. European Affairs Minister Noel Treacy, who will be attending the EU Summit, and Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins will be there to answer your questions. The Minister, speaking for the Government, is in favour of the Constitution. Mr Higgins is campaigning against it.

European Affairs Minister Noel Treacy
European Affairs Minister Noel Treacy

author by redjadepublication date Wed Jun 22, 2005 00:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Sharing the platform with Minister Treacy was Socialist Party TD, Joe Higgins, who said that to talk now about the ins and outs of the Constitution was like "polishing the silverware on the Titanic after the iceberg had struck". He believed that the rejection of the Constitution by the electorates of France and the Netherlands had dealt it a fatal blow. "The Dutch and French working classes have rejected the system whereby multinationals and the business elites dictate the policies of the EU", he said.

Deputy Higgins also dismissed criticisms that people had voted on domestic issues instead of on the Constitution itself. "What's wrong with voting on domestic concerns? Is the Constitution so removed from day-to-day issues?" he asked. He claimed that voters were concerned about employers exploiting immigrant labour for their own profits, rather than paying everyone a decent wage.



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