Billie Sparks, Campaign Coordinator for Women for Europe took part in a debate in the Roscommon Women's Project in Castlerea on Friday 25th September. The no side was represented by Councillor Catherine Connolly.
The debate was lively and the audience had many questions to be answered. The women who attended wanted clarification in relation to our Commissioner and Billie confirmed that we keep our Commissioner under Lisbon. There were also queries about whether our public services such as health and education would be privatised. Billie told the group that health, education and culture are all areas which the Lisbon Treaty clearly states are under complete control of each EU country and that there is nothing in the Treaty that can force privatisation in these areas.