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'Yes for Unity' event to be held in Belfast

Tommy McKearney
Connla Young

REPUBLICANS will come together in west Belfast next week to discuss a unity poll.

The Yes For Unity campaign is organised by the IRSP which has held similar events in the past.

Those taking part in the discussion include prominent Tyrone republicans Tommy McKearney, representing the Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum, and Frankie Quinn from the 1916 Societies.

They will be joined by former Belfast Sinn Féin mayor Deirdre Hargey and IRSP representative Ciaran Cunningham.

It is believed to be the first time Belfast has hosted such an event.

The discussion is due to take place after the Conservative Party selects a new party leader and prime minister.

Ciaran Cunningham last night said: “It is a fortunate coincidence that on the evening prior to this gathering, the British Conservative Party will elect a new leader.

"Yes For Unity via this event, will send a clear and unified message to whoever takes the keys in Number 10, that Ireland's demand for an end to partition will not take a back seat, as England juggles it's priorities in the ongoing Brexit fiasco."

The discussion will take place at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Falls Road, Belfast, at 7pm on Wednesday, July 24.

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