Eimear Farrell from Women for Europe addressed a public debate held at teh Drumcondra Deaf Club on Monday 28th September. Olive Braiden, Chair of Women for Europe was also in attendance. Therese Caherty represented the no side.
Eimear spoke about the fundamental rights and social provisions contained in the Treaty. She also outlined improved mechanisms for accountability and participatory democracy and explained how the Lisbon Treaty would make the EU more effective on the world stage and in the fight against global challenges such as crime, human trafficking and climate change. A heated exchange followed, with a wide range of questions fielded from the audience. In her responses, Eimear helped to clear up any confusion about militarisation and workers' rights and underlined the potential political and economic consequences of a no vote in the current context.