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Uniting Conference in Letterkenny tomorrow

"We believe there is now an urgent need for an inclusive, constructive debate on the future, including how a united Ireland might be brought about and what it might look like." - Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin will host a United Ireland conference in Letterkenny tomorrow featuring a range of speakers discussing what Irish unity would look like and how it can be achieved. 

The Towards A United Ireland conference will be hosted by Matt Carthy MEP and will be held in the An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny from 11am tomorrow. 

It will feature two panel discussions with contributors discussing whether an agreed Ireland is possible and if a unity referendum could be won. 

Panellists will include journalist and unionist commentator, Alex Kane, economist Paul Gosling, founder of Equate, Michael Barron, Jonathan Shafi from the Scottish independence movement, commentator Patricia MacBride and Gillian Hamill, journalist and homelessness campaigner. 

The panel discussions will be chaired by Damien Dowds, editor of the Inishowen Independent. 

Speakers from Sinn Féin will include Elisha McCallion MP, Martina Anderson MEP, Pearse Doherty TD, Matt Carthy MEP and Senator Padraig MacLochlainn. 

It is the fifth in a series of Towards A United Ireland conferences to be held recently. 

Speaking ahead of the event, Matt Carthy encouraged as many people as possible to attend. 

"We believe there is now an urgent need for an inclusive, constructive debate on the future, including how a united Ireland might be brought about and what it might look like. 

"As part of this process Sinn Féin has organised a series of successful conferences on this theme in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and London. 

"The event will give a range of perspectives on whether a new Ireland is possible and whether or not we can win a referendum on Irish unity. 

"This is an important discussion and there is a place for everyone in it so I would encourage as many people as possible to come along and join us in Letterkenny," he said. 

Poster to United Ireland conference.

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