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Irish diaspora have an important role to play in Irish unity debate - Molloy

13 April, 2017 - by Francie Molloy


Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has said the Irish diaspora have an important role to play in the debate around Irish unity. 

Speaking after hosting public meetings on Irish unity in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Francie Molloy said: 

"We had two very successful and well-attended events in Scotland this week. It was especially encouraging to see so many people turn out in the face of intimidation. 

"We had engaging discussions which teased out not just the possibilities of what a united Ireland could look like but, just as importantly, what it will tangibly deliver for all our people.

"It was however disappointing that a small negative grouping felt the need to object to our presence in Scotland. No one has anything to fear from the debate on Irish unity.  

"Indeed, during the Glasgow evening, members of the Scottish Unionist community actually did join us and contributed to the discussion, expressed their opinions, and even received a round of applause for attending. 

"Sinn Féin has always been mindful of the potential that the Irish diaspora has to play in our goal of a re-united Ireland. 

"These meetings showed us that the diaspora in Scotland is up for a united Ireland and wants to be part of delivering it.”

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