Anderson urges people to attend Strabane EU referendum event

Martina Anderson MEP
Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson is encouraging people to attend a meeting in Strabane on Friday (November 14) on the possible impact on Ireland of Britain leaving the EU.

The event will be hosted by Pat Doherty MP at the Fir Trees Hotel (2 p.m.-4 p.m.).

Ms. Anderson said: “The North of Ireland has benefitted hugely from membership of the European Union over many years.

“We see those benefits on a daily basis both in the North and on a north-south basis right across the island.

“Now we have a situation where the British government has committed to holding a referendum on membership of the EU. No-one knows exactly what a British government withdrawal from Europe would mean.

“For us, in the north of Ireland, and particularly those who live and work in the border counties north and south, any change in our membership of the EU would have drastic consequences. These have the potential to stifle the progress and development of this region.

“This is a hugely important issue. That is why Pat Doherty MP is hosting a public meeting on the impact Britain’s referendum on EU membership would have on Ireland.

“I will be addressing the meeting alongside Ruth Tallion from the Centre for Cross Border Studies.”