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Kearney welcomes MEPs study visit

28 September, 2015

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney has welcomed more than 100 MEPs and support staff, who are in Ireland for a four-day study visit hosted by Sinn Féin’s MEPs. 

Mr Kearney said: 

"This GUE/NGL study visit to Carrickmacross will bring 20 MEPs and more than 100 support staff to Ireland over the coming days. 

"Alongside the four Sinn Féin MEPs, these MEPs from across Europe will debate a wide range of hugely important issues with campaign groups, academics, trade unionists, TDs and others. 

"Among the issues, which will be discussed during the course of this four-day event, will be alternatives to austerity, the European response to the unemployment crisis, the implications of TTIP and other pressing matters. 

"I will be attending the study days to deliver an address on the implications of a possible British government exit from Europe and Tory plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.

“During the event I will also brief the political delegations in attendance on the extent of the political crisis in the north, and the current talks process.

"This event will bring together a range of experts and opinions, as well as bringing money into the local economy, and is a further example of Sinn Féin MEPs’ commitment to bringing Europe to the people." 

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