Ray Crotty – Dublin- 1989 European Elections. September 24, 2009
Ray (Raymond) Crottys 1989 leaflet. It was Crotty who took the case that stopped the Dail ratifying the Single European Act, so it is because of that Supreme Court Judgement we now have Referendums on all EU treaties…. How those in power must rue the day he took that case.
He was also an opponent of Irelands entry into the EEC. The Trustees listed are a varied and interesting bunch in Kevin Boland, Hubert Butler, Desmond Fennell, Noreen Kearney, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Matt Merrigan and Senator John Robb.
The National Platform – No to Maastricht – ‘Seven Good Reasons for Voting No’ from 1992 September 17, 2009
Given the proximity of Lisbon 2, I figured I’d post stuff from previous European Referendums (or is it Referendi?).
Here is the National Platform asking us to Vote NO to Maastricht. with Seven good reasons to do so.
As you can see it’s roughly the same core arguments used for each European Referendum…
The Convenors of the National Platform are listed as Raymond Crotty and Anthony Coughlan. It was a court case taken by Raymond Crotty that led to us having a Referendum to ratify each European Treaty.