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First All-Party Public Debate on Irish Unity to Take Place – Tóibín

27 April, 2017


GAA legend Seán Boylan will chair a major public debate that will take place at 8pm today Thursday April 27th in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan. The debate will see speakers from across the political spectrum including Peadar Tóibín TD for Sinn Féin, John McCallister Independent Unionist, Minister Damien English for Fine Gael, and Shane Cassells TD for Fianna Fáil.

Speaking beforehand, local Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín said:

“We are at a once in a generation tipping point. The objective of hundreds of generations of Irish people is within our grasp. This Thursday, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Unionists will debate Irish Unity. This may well be the first meeting of its kind anywhere in the country.

“This grassroots movement towards unity has been inspired by the significant political changes that are happening in our time. Brexit, the changed political landscape in the North of Ireland, and the growing Scottish Independence Movement have opened up a discussion amongst all sectors of Irish society about how best to protect the Peace Process and grow the emerging All Ireland Economy.

“Similar debates have been held in Universities throughout Ireland where student set about discussing the feasibility of Unity and the significant opportunities, benefits and efficiencies that could be brought about by working together throughout the whole island of Ireland.

“One year ago, no one other than Sinn Féin was talking about Irish Unity. Today, we are no longer alone. Get in on the ground floor and attend the first all party county debate on Irish Unity in Navan tonight.” 

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