Brexit debate to take place in Derry tonight

The man who led the EU Referendum Remain campaign in the north will be among those open the panel at a Brexit discussion in Derry tonight.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:09 pm
The discussion on Brexit will take place at Pilot's Row on Tuesday evening.

Tom Kelly will be joined at Pilot’s Row Community Centre by Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Martina Anderson and Darragh O’Brien, Fianna Fail Dublin TD and party spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The event has been organised as part of the Gasyard Feile 2016.

Former Policing Board member Tom Kelly was chairman of Stronger in Europe organisation which led the successful remain campaign in the north during the referendum.

A spokesperson for the organisers of tonight’s event said: “With the fear and uncertainty that has characterised the reaction to the Brexit decision showing no signs of abating, the Gasyard Wall Feile are hosting the panel discussion Brexit - What Next for Ireland? at 7pm in Pilots Row Community Centre.

“Continuing the Feile’s long tradition of topical and challenging debates and discussions, panel members Darragh O’Brien, Martina Anderson and Tom Kelly, will join the Derry public to examine the possible futures that will arise as the English government charts its exit from Europe.”

Speaking ahead of the event, Martina Anderson said: “The Féile event gives us an opportunity to give people as much information as possible to make up their own minds.

“I am looking forward to the debate and would encourage as many people as possible to come along next Tuesday night,” Ms Anderson added.

The event is open to all.