Wednesday, June 15, 2011

United Ireland Conference in Dublin this Month

An Enniscorthy Sinn Féin Councillor has urged Enniscorthy people who believe in the possibility of a United Ireland in the future to attend a conference in Dublin this month. Cllr Johnny Mythen said that the conference will discuss the benefits of a United Ireland, and how it can be peacefully and democratically achieved in the years ahead.

“We in Sinn Féin believe that a United Ireland is not only desirable, but rather paramount to the future of this island,” Cllr Mythen said. “The recession has shown clearly the economic disaster of partition on both sides of the invisible border. Sinn Féin is not alone in believing that uniting Ireland is required. The vast majority of citizens on this island, republicans and nationalist, support the goal of a united Ireland, but turning that aspiration into reality requires more than fine words. I would like to invite the people of my constituency to attend the United Ireland conference in Dublin later this month, where like minded people will discuss ways of reunifying our Island through the framework of the Good Friday Agreement.”

Cllr Mythen revealed that among those speaking at the conference will be Brian Keenan, former Beirut hostage; Davy Adams, former UDP representative and Irish Times columnist; Dr John Bradley, formerly a research professor at the ESRI and Dr Pádraic White, former IDA managing director. Other participants include Michael Darcy, economist, GAA broadcasting legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Dr Ruan O’Donnell, historian, Ann Piggott, president Cork Council of Trades Unions and Fionnuala MacCurtain, the granddaughter of Tomás MacCurtain.

The United Ireland Conference takes place on Saturday 18 June in the Pillar Room at the Rotunda in Parnell Square, Dublin. A second conference will be held in Cork City Council Concert Hall on Saturday 25 June. For further details go to

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