Phone your TD and tell them to vote against the IMF-EU package

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The Dáil votes this Wednesday on the IMF-EU package  – probably the single most important vote in this country’s history since the Treaty Debates in 1922. Many commentators have concluded that this is an extremely bad deal for Ireland. David McWilliams says the package “will sink Ireland”.

Not only has the interest rate been set at a punitively high rate, but also no burden-sharing has been forced on bondholders for the gambling debts they incurred, and inflicted on the rest of us. In addition, the conditions attached to the loans represent a massive restriction on the freedom of future governments to adopt policies in the public interest.

However, there is still time to act. If you could convince enough of your TDs to vote against it, it might just be enough to defeat the package in the Dail this Wednesday. This would create a situation where the EU would have to re-negotiate a better deal for Ireland. Remember, the EU desperately needs a deal, so we should use this bargaining power to say: “We don’t want any loans from the IMF and we want EU loans at 2 or 3% – take it our leave it”.

So, I am urging you to please take a few minutes today to phone your TDs’ office.

You could simply say :

“I urge you to vote No to the IMF-EU package and to demand a re-negotiation on better terms for Ireland. If you vote yes I will not vote for you in the next general election.”

You can find all your TDs phone numbers in this PDF document.

Or alternatively call Leinster House at 01-618300. You will get reception, ask for your TD by name, and you will be put through to his/her office.

Thanks for reading this, and I hope you will consider taking action. Please forward to others.

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  1. William Wall

    December 13, 2010 4:44 pm

    My problem is the fuckers already know I don’t vote for them! But it’s a good idea. Bring it home to them what they’re doing. i think I’ll phone round anyway.

  2. Mark C

    December 13, 2010 6:09 pm

    It’s hard to phone a TD when you don’t know their numbers; here they are:

    Alan Kelly MEP – 087 6792859
    Barry Andrews – 086 8361396
    Batt O’Keeffe – 087 2508242
    Billy Kelleher – 087 2580521
    Brendan Howlin TD – 087 2314671
    Brendan Smith – 087 9109452
    Brian Lenihan – 086 2757358
    Brian O’Shea TD – 087 2943292
    Christy O’Sullivan – 086 8565582
    Ciaran Cuffe – 087 2652075
    Ciaran Lynch – 086 6033923/086 8562600
    Conor Lenihan – 086 8145092
    Dan Neville – 086 2435536
    Dara Calleary – 086 2238810
    Darragh O’Brien – 086 2519893
    Deirdre Clune – 087 2447027
    Dermot Ahern – 087 7788832
    Dick Roche TD – 087 9978110
    Dr James Reilly – 087 1200889
    Eamon Gilmore TD – 087 2200495
    Eamon O’Cuiv – 087 7711161/087 1251000
    Eamon Ryan – 086 3886529
    Eamon Scanlon – 087 6803660
    Emmet Stagg TD – 087 6728555
    Finian McGrath – 087 6738041
    Jack Wall – 087 2570275
    Jan O’Sullivan TD – 087 2430299
    Jim O’Keeffe – 087 2591694
    Joan Burton TD – 087 2369485
    Joanna Tuffy TD – 087 6339077
    Joe Costello TD – 087 2450777
    John Browne – 087 2469234
    John Cregan – 087 2679453
    John Curran TD – 087 2501980
    John Gormley – 087 2756135
    John Maloney – 087 7563884
    John McGuinness – 087 2855834
    Kathleen Lynch TD – 087 2502035
    Liz McManus TD – 087 2357369
    Martin Ferris – 087 6380301
    Martin Mansergh – 086 2239022
    Mary Coughlan – 086 8330202
    Mary Hanafin – 087 2855857
    Mary Harney – 087 9417779
    Mary Upton TD – 087 2456968
    Mary White TD – 087 2707189
    Michael Creed – 087 2424631
    Michael D Higgins TD – 087 2774109
    Michael Finneran – 087 2535993
    Michael Kennedy – 087 2432995
    Michael McGrath – 086 8393304
    Michael Moynihan – 087 2745810
    Micheal Martin – 087 2423322
    Nessa Childers MEP – 087 2396396
    Niall Collins – 087 2749659
    Noel Dempsey – 087 6275888
    Pat Carey – 087 2574393
    Pat Rabbitte TD – 086 8178773
    Peter Power – 087 2535993
    Prionsias De Rossa MEP – 087 2544644
    Roisin Shortall TD – 087 2333580
    Ruairi Quinn TD – 087 2621946
    Sean Connick – 087 2564576
    Sean Haughey – 087 9874676
    Sean Sherlock TD – 087 7402057
    Seantor Brendan Ryan – 086 8216176
    Sen. Alex White – 087 2208533
    Sen. Dominic Hannigan – 087 6418960
    Sen. Ivana Bacik – 086 8133751
    Sen. Michael McCarthy – 087 6481004
    Sen. Phil Prendergast – 086 8555472
    Senator Lisa McDonald – 087 9184034
    Simon Coveney – 087 8321755
    Tom Hayes – 087 8105016
    Tom Kitt – 087 2431074
    Tom McEllistrim – 086 1733487
    Tom Sheahan – 087 2021661
    Tommy Broughan TD – 087 2880777
    Tony Killeen – 087 2525304
    Trevor Sargent – 01 8900360
    Willie O’Dea – 087 9193666
    Willie Penrose TD – 087 8241933