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Murphy to attend Catalan independence conference

1 July, 2016 - by Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy will to travel to Barcelona to discuss the Irish peace process and support calls for a binding referendum in Catalonia.

Mr Murphy will visit Barcelona this weekend at the request of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), Republican Left of Catalonia and will meet with the Catalan Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, to discuss Catalan Independence, the recent EU referendum and the Irish peace process.

Mr Murphy said; 

"Sinn Féin supports the continuing struggle of the Catalan Government and people to establish a binding referendum on independence and backs the call on the Spanish Government to legislate for this.  

"This is the message of solidarity I will be bringing to Catalonia along with providing an update on the Irish peace process, particularly in light of the recent EU referendum result and the need for the British government to recognise the vote of the people of the North of Ireland."

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