Wise Up Journal


In June 2008 the Irish people rejected the European Treaty of Lisbon after a democratic referendum. Unless ratified by all member states the Treaty is legally dead. But some European politicians have not accepted this reality and continue to push through the Treaty. It is the duty of everybody, whatever their political persuasion, to defend the democratic vote of the Irish people by making their way to Brussels on the 15th of October 2008 and demanding that all the heads of state present must RESPECT THE VOTE.

The European Council meeting will be held at the Justus Lipsius building, 175 rue de la Loi, Brussels.

The Schuman train and metro stations are in the immediate vicinity. (The Berlaymont Building of the European Commission is across the road)


— Aer Lingus fly direct to Brussels Airport Zaventem,
12 km north-east of the city centre.

Book tickets with  www.aerlingus.com  OR travel agents.

At Zaventem, the bus station is located on level 0 – one floor down from the arrivals hall.

The Airport Line is an express bus connection (30 minutes) between Brussels Airport  Zaventem and the European district.
Line number 12 or 21, stop Schuman.

— Ryanair fly to Charleroi (Brussels South) Airport,
Situated 60KM south of Brussels.
Book tickets at  www.ryanair.com

Every hour a shuttle coach leaves the airport to take you to the main Brussels railway station (Gare du Midi). Shuttle tickets are sold inside the airport terminal (counter n° 1).

Returning from Brussels, tickets may be purchased on board the coach.

The trip takes about 1 hour.

The shuttle coach stops in Brussels at the crossing of rue de France and rue de l’Instruction, just outside Gare du Midi.

From Gare du Midi take the Metroline 2 up to Arts-Loi station, change over to Metroline 1a, which goes to Schuman.

Don’t forget to carry a valid passport.