Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD to speak on dangers of Brexit at Public Meeting in Dundalk

Green Party Leader and TD for Dublin Bay South, Eamon Ryan will speak at a public meeting on “The Threat of Brexit and European Disintegration” being held the Town Hall in Dundalk at 8pm on Tuesday 26th April (tonight).

The meeting will be the first held in the Town Hall by a political party in over 30 years.

Speaking before the talk, Deputy Ryan said: “The implications of a British withdrawal from the EU will be profound for the country and particularly for the Border counties, politically, culturally and economically.

The referendum result is too close to call at the moment and is a matter for the people of Britain and Northern Ireland. However there has been very little local debate so far or on how we can have our voice heard across the border and across the water.

But the prospect, for the very first time of having an external EU border running from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle needs to be understood and, in our view, resisted.

We need to take serious account too of what a decision by Britain to leave will mean for the wider cohesion of the EU.”

The Green Party will also be launching its ‘Canvass your Cousin’ campaign, which will urge people to send a postcard or email to relatives and friends in the UK and Northern Ireland highlighting the importance to Ireland of the UK remaining within the EU.

Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be an opportunity for contributions from the floor.