Sinn Féin to host public meeting on Irish unity
The Sinn Féin National Elected Representatives Forum will host a public meeting in the Oakwood Arms Hotel in Shannon tomorrow 15th September 2005 at 7pm. The meeting will be a fringe meeting of the Annual conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland and will involve a public discussion on the All Ireland Agenda and the campaign for a Green Paper on Irish Unity. The main speaker at the meeting will be Sinn Féin All Ireland coordinator Martina Anderson. Chairperson of the National Elected Representatives Forum, Meath Councillor Joe Reilly said he hoped to see representatives from across the political spectrum at the meeting.
Speaking today he said, "We in Sinn Féin believe that Irish unity is an inevitability. We know that most political parties in the 26 counties have a desire for Irish unity. Therefore it is both necessary and prudent to publicly discuss and debate what shape a new united Ireland should take. We believe that the time for practical planning is now.
"As part of the process of discussion and debate we have organised a fringe meeting at the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. We hope to see representatives from across the political spectrum in attendance and members of the public are encouraged to attend as well. Any party with a genuine interest in a united Ireland should be represented at this meeting." ENDS