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Local & Euro Tally 2014

The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all parties and civic groups working together and is usually extremely accurate.

The boxes are normally opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click tinyurl.com/tally2014 to view

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Job Annoucements Since January 2012

A myth on the No side is that no jobs are being created, the reality is of course rather different, specifically since January 2012 over 10,000 new jobs have been announced by the following companies:

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90% of Independent Economists Surveyed voting YES in Stability Treaty

The “Assessment of the Impact of the Fiscal Treaty on the Irish Economy” by Indecon represents an independent economic analysis of the impact of the Treaty on Stability, Convergence and Growth (the ‘Fiscal Treaty’) on the Irish economy. The research includes an analysis of a new survey of leading independent non-government academic and research economists in Ireland. 44 independent economists responded to this survey.

The survey element includes results based on the opinions of 44 leading independent economists who are engaged in research or academic work in nine of the main centres of independent economic analysis in Ireland.

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SF/IRA – Leopards don’t change their spots

For over three decades SF/IRA attempted to destroy this state with physical force terrorism.

Yet despite the defeat of their IRA buddies, SF have enthusiastically continued with this goal, now engaging in acts of economic terrorism, planting their misinformation in an attempt to bully and scare the Irish people into voting No, the consequences of which will be unimaginable austerity when Ireland is unable to borrow at affordable rates, or even at all.

SF/IRA’s bombs and bullets failed, hopefully their ill gotten ink and weasel words will too.

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If Carlsberg did weekends

What a weekend – a hugely successful Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis coupled with Ireland leaving Paris undefeated.

The energy and enthusiasm at the Ard Fheis was palpable, not to mention the great feeling from being surrounded by thousands of real Republicans, without a single balaclava or cartridge in sight.

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Saying Yes – The Wicklow Way

On Tuesday, March 16th, Ireland for Europe, launched Saying Yes which describes the unique citizens’ campaign which, from a standing start, rapidly grew into a nationwide organisation. Its leaders had been aware for many months that if the Treaty was to be put to the Irish people again, a very different type of campaign would have to be mounted, involving people from all sectors, of all ages and mobilising people in their own areas.

The book is an essential read for everyone involved in the campaign and will also be of interest to political scientists and students of Irish and European politics – nationally and internationally, and be purchased from here.

The chapter describing the Wicklow Way can be downloaded here.

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Saying Yes: How Ireland reclaimed its future in Europe

A very important book launch takes place this Tuesday, March 16th at 18.30 in the Burlington Hotel, with special guest, Mary Davis, Chairperson Office of Active Citizenship & Managing Director Special Olympics Europe & Eurasia

Wicklow for Europe has the honour of having a chapter dedicated to the story of the tremendous work of the dedicated volunteers who came together, under the leadership of Dermod Dwyer, to ensure a resounding Yes vote in Co Wicklow   Broken wrists, nearly getting arrested, canvassing and that’s just me! :-)

There is also a Gala Dinner later that night. Under the leadership of Pat Cox, Ireland for Europe ran a very successful Lisbon campaign and collected significant funds through various fund raising activities. However, with the late escalation of the ‘No’ campaign it was necessary to intensify the campaign efforts during the last two weeks and this has resulted in a campaign deficit of circa €150,000.

The Gala Dinner will be the significant fund raising activity, to which it is hoped to attract a wide range of people and the civic society groupings who have clearly benefited from the resounding Yes vote. Apart from being a fund raising event with tables of ten at €1,600 per table (€160 per head), it will be a great Social evening celebrating the outcome of the referendum.

If you are interested in attending either the book launch, and/or the dinner, then please contact me.

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