Dutch MP to speak on Lisbon Treaty in Dublin, Cork & Tralee

PUBLIC MEETINGS in Dublin, Cork & Tralee:
“Why We Should Vote No to the Lisbon Treaty”

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This weekend the People before Profit Alliance will host a series of meetings around the country on ‘Why We Should Vote No to the Lisbon Treaty’.

Dutch MP, Harry van Bommel will speak in Dublin , Cork and Tralee on why Irish votes should follow the Dutch lead and Vote NO to the reconstituted EU Constitution, the Lisbon Treaty
Mr. van Bommel successfully led the no-campaign during the referendum on the European Constitution in 2005 and is currently leading a campaign in Holland to have a second referendum on the new European treaty.
The Irish people are the only EU citizens who will be allowed to vote on the Lisbon treaty. We are voting for the other 450 million people in people in Europe who are denied a vote. The Lisbon treaty is a re-run of the EU constitution rejected in 2005 by the people of France and Holland .
Mr van Bommel will be joined by leading Irish campaigners against the Lisbon Treaty including Richard Boyd Barrett from People Before Profit and Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of UNITE.

For confirmation/interview contact
Harry van Bommel 0031 622788043.
Richard Boyd Barrett 087 6329511
Jimmy Kelly 087 9003217
Details of Public Meetings:
DUBLIN: Friday April 4th 8pm
Wynns Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin
Speakers include: Harry van Bommel (Dutch Socialist MP and leading campaigner for the Dutch No vote); Richard Boyd Barrett (People Before Profit Alliance) and Jimmy Kelly (Regional Secretary UNITE)

CORK: Saturday April 5th 2.30pm
Victoria Hotel, Cork
Speakers Harry van Bommel (Dutch Socialist MP and leading campaigner for the Dutch No vote) and Sinead Kennedy (editor http://www.voteno.ie)
TRALEE: Sunday April 6th 8pm
Speakers: Harry van Bommel (Dutch Socialist MP and leading campaigner for the Dutch No vote) Richard Boyd Barrett (People Before Profit Alliance)

Note for Editors:

Harry van Bommel is a member of the Parliament of the Netherlands, and spokesperson on European and foreign policyt of the Socialist Party, which is the country’s third largest party and is currently leading the opposition in Parliament. Mr. Van Bommel studied political science in Amsterdam where he began his career in local politics in 1990. After a short career as a teacher he entered Parliament in 1998. Mr. Van Bommel successfully led the no-campaign during the referendum on the European Constitution in 2005 and drafted a law to have a second referendum on the new European treaty. His initiative law will be discussed in Parliament later this year.

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