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C. Flower
07-05-2012, 07:30 PM
GILMORE WARMLY WELCOMES THE ELECTION OF FRANCOIS HOLLANDE

“I would like offer my sincere congratulations to Francois Hollande who was today elected by the people of France to be their next President, and as a Party of European Socialists colleague, I warmly welcome his election."

The Leader of the Labour Party Eamon Gilmore said. Mr Gilmore made the comments while in Paris where he today travelled to lend his support to Mr Hollande.

“Francois Hollande campaigned strongly on the need for a growth agenda in the Eurozone. Mr Hollande put forward, during his campaign, a number of ideas that could shape that agenda. I welcome these, together with ideas on how to stimulate investment, innovation, growth and jobs that are emerging from the EU Commission and the President of the Council.

"This reflects the consistent position taken by the Labour Party and the Irish Government, that a plan for economic growth is as necessary as a plan for fiscal stability, if Europe is to chart a sustainable path out of this crisis. Put simply, you can't have economic growth unless you also have stability, but neither can you have stability without growth.

"It is clear that, with the election of Mr Hollande, there is a growing number of allies in Europe who share this view.

"Since coming into office, the Irish Government has put in train policies to promote growth at home, including the Strategic Investment Fund and NewEra as vehicles to promote investment in the Irish economy. But as a small, open economy that exports 80 per cent of everything we produce, it is also essential that Europe - our biggest market – also has a clear growth strategy.

"I look forward to working with Mr Hollande and our social democrat colleagues around Europe over the coming months and years to ensure growth and jobs are at the top of the EU's agenda."

"Finally I would also like to pay tribute to the Labour Party members who have been campaigning in France for Mr Hollande in recent weeks."

Gilmore seems to have gone at break-neck speed to see Hollande. Did he by any chance comandeer the Government jet for this trip?

On RTE this morning, Gilmore tied himself in knots trying to represent FG/Lab's policy as identical to Hollande's / the French Socialist Party.

I would like to know if Irish Labour has at any time conveyed to Hollande that he should not say anything that might be taken as support for a No vote.

yehbut_nobut
07-05-2012, 07:48 PM
No mention of him meeting anyone of import. Was he one of the thousands waving in the crowd?

concernedparent
07-05-2012, 07:48 PM
I see growth and jobs have suddenly become the new 'buzz' words for our ruling politicos.

Up to this its been about paying for the party to which the majority of us were not invited.

Amazing how these changes come about. Looks like we've turned another corner guys.:rolleyes:

C. Flower
07-05-2012, 07:56 PM
No mention of him meeting anyone of import. Was he one of the thousands waving in the crowd?

I'm sure Gilmore has people to wave for him.

Here we go...


“Sinn Fein and the Socialist Party are twisting the facts when it comes to the election of Francois Hollande as President of France. Mr Hollande is a new ally for Ireland and someone whose administration, will be pushing the same growth agenda that the Irish government has long been making the case for in Europe”, said Dominic Hannigan T.D.

“Yesterday was a great day for France, for Hollande and for the Labour Party’s sister party the Parti Socialiste. Our Party Leader, Eamon Gilmore T.D and I travelled to Hollande's HQ in Paris to lend our support to the Parti Socialiste on their historic victory. While there, we spoke to our party colleagues in France and to representatives from other European Labour parties, who were also there to share in the occasion with our French allies. It represented a significant change in France and is something that is very welcome from an Irish point of view.

"Labour links with the Parti Socialiste are strong and deep. In fact in the past, French PS members have been out canvassing with me during my election campaigns in Meath.

“Now that Mr Hollande has secured victory, Sinn Fein and the Socialist Party are misrepresenting their position by associating themselves with him, while in fact, their natural home would have been to support the far left parties in the French Presidential election.

“This government has always made the case that budgetary discipline alone will not solve Europe’s economic problems. There has to be an emphasis on jobs and investment. Article one of the Stability Treaty makes clears that its purpose is to secure growth, employment and social cohesion in Europe.

“Ireland’s fortunes are very much bound together with those of Europe and that is why we are calling on people to vote YES to the Stability Treaty on May 31st. "

DCon
07-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Are policies without action something to be proud of?



Sunday 6 May, 2012

Statement by Eamon Gilmore TD

"This reflects the consistent position taken by the Labour Party and the Irish Government, that a plan for economic growth is as necessary as a plan for fiscal stability, if Europe is to chart a sustainable path out of this crisis. Put simply, you can't have economic growth unless you also have stability, but neither can you have stability without growth.

"It is clear that, with the election of Mr Hollande, there is a growing number of allies in Europe who share this view.

"Since coming into office, the Irish Government has put in train policies to promote growth at home, including the Strategic Investment Fund and NewEra as vehicles to promote investment in the Irish economy. But as a small, open economy that exports 80 per cent of everything we produce, it is also essential that Europe - our biggest market - also has a clear growth strategy.

https://www.labour.ie/press/listing/13363295041637668.html

yehbut_nobut
07-05-2012, 08:17 PM
I'm sure Gilmore has people to wave for him.

Here we go...

Thanks! Wonder did they show them a copy of this?

http://i.imgur.com/sjwkR.jpg

C. Flower
07-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Pretty clear that Ireland has been pressing Hollande on the Treaty.

Although, why he would listen is a fascinating question.

Perhaps Gilmore's US Embassy handlers could shed light.

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ireland-wants-french-clarity-fiscal-132845823.html

DCon
07-05-2012, 09:41 PM
I can just see Gilmore.

"Francois, Francois, I'm a socialist too!

Where's the champagne?"

Ah Well
07-05-2012, 09:59 PM
What a Spoofer

http://files.myopera.com/supergreatChandu8/albums/5466862/th_vomit-boy01-vomit-puke-sick-smiley-emoticon-000652-large.gif

MPB
07-05-2012, 10:04 PM
He might consider telling Mr Hollande that we are alright for money because we have decided to divert 5 billion a year to jobs growth, by supporting homegrown energy creation, broadband infrastructure, education and business creation, instead of propping up Irish, British, German and French Banks.

The sooner people realise that Banks are sucking more money out of the European economy than they ever put in, the better.

We are expected to give them money for free, so that they can loan it back to us with interest applied.

Madness, the logic of which can only be defended by scaremongering Bankers threatening to turn off the credit tap.

And still nobody realises that turning off the credit tap is what needs to happen.

Sovereign states need to get together and default on the parasitical Bankers.

Anybody can set up a new Bank....New Countries are a different proposition altogether.

disability student
07-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Have a nick name for Gimme more- ' a double agent' par excellence.

Kev Bar
07-05-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm sure Gilmore has people to wave for him.

Here we go...


Peoplekorps might wave him a few fingers.

Now that he doesn't take up arms to defend his young from the scary Hungary one.