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Ireland's Future launches 'Rights, Citizenship and Identity in a United Ireland' document

The 'Rights, Citizenship and Identity in a United Ireland' from Ireland’s Future

IRELAND’S Future has launched the group's fourth discussion document focussing on the rights and obligations that prevail in the context of a changing constitutional environment.

The 22-page paper, entitled Rights, Citizenship and Identity in a United Ireland, was launched at an online event last night.

Ireland’s Future CEO Gerry Carlile said the document was intended to "inform and foster" the ever-growing conversations on a united Ireland.

"We recognise the need to ensure the values and principles that inform the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement are respected," he said.

"This document is a contribution to a creative and imaginative debate about a new and united Ireland, and acknowledges the vital guarantees that must be respected."

Mr Carlile said the civic society group's aim was to "achieve a new and united Ireland, that is a substantively better place for everyone".

"That will simply not happen if matters of human rights, equality, identity and citizenship are neglected in this preparatory phase – this paper is a contribution to that discussion," he said.

The document launch comes ahead of a busy period for Ireland's Future, which is hosting several events across the island over the coming weeks.

The group has public meetings in Galway on October 28 and Dublin Mansion House on November 6.

On November 26, Ireland's Future will host a gala lunch at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Belfast with economist David McWilliams.

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