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Director of the Small Firms Association, Patricia Callan: “We will be actively engaging with the Government and the EU directly in the coming weeks to ensure that practical growth measures, including improving access to finance, investment in physical and human capital, improving tax and fiscal policy to support investment and jobs, and structural reforms, both labour market and public sector, are actually delivered.”
"Sadly", said President of the Workers’ Party, Michael Finnegan, "this vote will be used to justify and bolster permanent austerity and loss of financial and political sovereignty. However, it exposes the class nature of the treaty – an issue which was clearly identified in the voter turnout. The working class vote was solidly against the treaty but the previous experiences of many working class people when their votes had been disregarded and their decisions set aside has led to disengagement with the political process and, accordingly, reduced the NO vote."
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