United Ireland Economic Case promoted in America
Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy is currently in the United States to participate in a four day long series of engagements with Irish American business and community representatives.
“While in America I have scheduled meetings with both the Irish Echo and the Irish Voice newspapers. I will be discussing the economic benefits of the reunification of Ireland and the end of duplication of services across such a small land mass with both newspapers and I know that this will be of interest to their readerships,” Murphy explained to Newry Times.
Murphy will also travel to Washington DC as part of his itinerary and while there he plans to meet with the Department of State’s Irish desk manager, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Capitol Hill Senators.
Murphy says his visit will provide a platform for the beginnings of a serious debate on the economic merits of Irish Unity. “The cultural and historical arguments for the reunification of Ireland have been well made to date”, Murphy said, “However there is a growing realisation that economically unification makes sense.
“There is no merit in operating two education systems, two healthcare systems, two sets of business rules and administration and two currencies on one small island.
The Sinn Fein MP added, “I am in America to begin a discussion on this topic with the Irish diaspora here who have in the past contributed so much to the development of Ireland. I hope that through this visit the Irish community in America will be better informed about the situation here and the direction in which Sinn Féin is going.”
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