Press Notice: Carthy to host “Brexit: What next?” public meeting on Sunday
Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, will host an important public meeting regarding the latest developments on Brexit their implications for communities in the border region and across the island. The event takes place, tomorrow, Sunday October 20th at 8.30pm in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan.
“We’re at a critical juncture in the Brexit process.” Carthy said: “Brexit will have huge socio-economic and political implications for our country and the border region in particular. Following developments this week those that stand to be affected by Brexit have several queries and concerns. This meeting is organised so as to answer those questions. We will also discuss what recent developments will mean for the big constitutional conversation towards Irish Unity.”
The event hosted by the Midlands Northwest MEP Matt Carthy will include a keynote address by Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Fein President) and will also see contributions from Damian McGenity (Border Communities Against Brexit), commentator Andreé Murphy and Businessman Johnny Kelly.
Ahead of the public meeting, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said: “It is important to note that there is no such thing as a good Brexit. Ireland did not consent to Brexit. It is being foisted on the north of Ireland against the democratic wishes of the people.”
“As a party, Sinn Féin has worked to defend Irish interests from the worst impacts of Brexit. It was Sinn Féin who first made the case for a designated special status for the north within the EU and it was Sinn Féin who insisted on the protection of the Good Friday Agreement and no hard border on the island of Ireland as bottom lines.”
“Any deal can only mitigate the worst effects of Brexit; a least worst option. “The ultimate solution to the problems Brexit poses for the island is Irish unity. We want that conversation to start now.”
“Brexit: What next?” takes place this Sunday October 20th at 8.30pm in the Four Seasons Hotel in Monaghan. ENDS