January 24, 2020
Irish diaspora have role to play in securing unity referendum – Begley

Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley has said the Irish diaspora have a role to play in campaigning for a referendum on Irish Unity. 

The West Tyrone MP said:

“The Sinn Féin MP team will be holding a public meeting in Westminster next week to discuss the growing demand for Irish unity. 

“It will feature a keynote speech from recently elected North Belfast MP John Finucane as well as an address from human rights professor Colin Harvey. 

“Professor Harvey will present his report, ‘The EU and Irish Unity,’ which was commissioned by Martina Anderson MEP and GUE/NGL, and outlines the role the EU can play in reuniting Ireland. 

“The EU has said a reunited Ireland will get automatic entry into the EU through a referendum on Irish Unity as outlined in the Good Friday Agreement. 

“The Irish diaspora, particularly those in Britain, can play an important role in helping to secure that referendum by putting pressure on the British government to live up to its commitment. 

“Tuesday night’s event in the Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, at 7pm is an opportunity to update the Irish community in Britain, and others interested in democracy, on the campaign for Irish Unity.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

🌟 This is what our future looks like. Hundreds of children from schools across Belfast coming together to sing, dance, and play their instruments in our iconic Ulster Hall.

This generation deserves the earth, the moon, and the stars, and that is exactly what we must work to

Taoiseach must intervene to ensure Aer Lingus re-enter talks with IALPA – @Martin_Kenny

"It is vital now for negotiations to begin again so a resolution can be found. The government cannot stand idly by."

The Labour Party and Independents have chosen to prop up Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in Local Councils all across the State. - @DaithiDoolan

MORE: https://vote.sinnfein.ie/a-vote-for-the-labour-was-a-vote-for-ff-fg-and-to-saddle-extra-costs-on-struggling-households-cllr-daithi-doolan/

Sinn Féin Leader @MaryLouMcDonald has extended her solidarity to Natasha O’Brien, adding: “Yesterday’s court judgement and others like it raise fundamental questions about how the government and the judicial system deal with violence against women.”

Load More