[FEMINIST OPEN FORUM] Let’s Get Fiscal: Women’s Perspectives on the Austerity Treaty

Let’s Get Fiscal: Women’s perspectives on the Austerity Treaty

Thursday, April 26,
7pm until 9pm

Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin

Speakers include:

  • Mary Lou McDonald, TD, Sinn Fein’s deputy leader, will discuss the politics behind the treaty and why institutionalising austerity is bad for citizens, communities and women.
  • Dr Niamh Gaynor, DCU, will explain what austerity policies involve in general with a specific focus on their impact on women in African countries. Niamh will also draw parallels with women in Ireland.
  • Sinead Pentony, head of policy, TASC, will deconstruct the treaty itself, explain how it differs from Nice, Lisbon and other EU treaties and analyse its effects on the most marginalised in our society.
  • Clare Daly, TD, ULA, will examine the outcome of four years of austerity and explain why she is calling for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum.
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3 Responses to [FEMINIST OPEN FORUM] Let’s Get Fiscal: Women’s Perspectives on the Austerity Treaty

  1. So you have zero neutral or yes to the treaty speakers ? Seems a little one sided.. I’m sure you could have got Anne Ferris or any of the articulate women from Labour / Fine Gael to speaker; I’ve heard Mary Lou before and got annoyed at how much she makes up and assumes the audience won’t take her up on…

    • Just so you know – It’s Feminist Open Forum organising the event not Cork Feminista – so if you want them to know you’re issues you’ll have to contact them directly.

      • Ah Cheers – no, I’m not that concerned but just pointing it out 🙂 My blood boils when I hear Mary Lou speak, or Gerry himself anyway, I’d just keep shouting interjections angerily 🙂

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