Madam -- It is refreshing to see TD Eamon O Cuiv has the courage of his convictions by taking a stance against the relinquishing of the little bit of sovreignty we have left. I acknowledge that he was a minister in that government responsible for selling out our sovereignty.
But I think it would be madness not to have clarification of this EU Fiscal Compact before voting on it. There is no way we should be willing to allow Germany to govern our financial destiny.
Might I ask why hasn't this Government been demanding greater concessions and a more realistic writedown on the promissory notes?
Let's send Merkel and Sarkozy a wake-up call.
Killucan, Co Westmeath