EU is Ireland’s best friend, says student group

Ireland“Europe is ‘the best friend Ireland ever had’, according to a new pro-Lisbon campaign group launched in Dublin yesterday. Calling itself Generation Yes, the organisation of college students and graduates was armed with the slogan ‘EU – a safe harbour in the financial storm’ aimed at encouraging Ireland’s youth to vote Yes in a future referendum on the treaty. Using new media options like Twitter, Facebook, blogs, text messaging and its own website, the group says it will ‘outline really clear and understandable’ explanations of the treaty and its benefits. They plan to campaign on the streets, on campuses and to support other pro-treaty groups …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 25 April]

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