Fine Gael hosts meetings on Lisbon Treaty

On Monday, March 31st Fine Gael will hold the first of nine public meetings to take place in the Ireland North-West constituency, in the Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo, beginning at 8 pm.   The party’s M.E.P. Jim Higgins will lead a panel of speakers who will explain the key features of the Lisbon Treaty as well as outlining the Fine Gael party’s position in advocating a ‘yes’ vote.   Further public meetings will take place on Mon. April 7th in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone and on Thurs. May 1st in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. The meetings are open to all members of the public.   Leading commentator from the employers’ section, Brendan Butler of IBEC will also address the meeting, which will also afford members of the public an opportunity to air their views at the meeting. Local Dail Deputy and Chairman of the Join Committee on European Scrutiny, John Perry, will chair the meeting.   The Fine Gael party, which is the largest Irish party representation in the EU parliament with five members, will be conducting a vigorous and informative campaign up to polling day. The party have been a consistent support of the European Union’s institutions, since Ireland joined the European Community in 1973.   The party’s public representatives will be playing a key role in the party’s campaign, under the guidance of the party’s Director of Elections for the Ireland West Euro constituency, Denis Naughten T.D.   The party’s public meeting, the first of nine such meetings in the Ireland North-West constituency, will begin at 8 pm in the Sligo Park Hotel and is open to all members of the public.