Public meeting on Brexit this evening

TrĂ­ona Doherty

If you would like to know more about how Brexit will affect your business, farm, or daily life, you are invited to attend a public meeting in Mullingar this evening, Thursday January 19, at 8.30pm.

The event, which takes place in the Mullingar Park Hotel, has been organised by Fine Gael’s Senator Gabrielle McFadden and Deputy Peter Burke to discuss Brexit and the implications it will have on ordinary people and businesses in the Midlands.

An expert panel of guest speakers has been assembled for the meeting, including Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar; Joe Healy, IFA president; Patricia Callan, president of the Small Firms Association; Arnold Dillon, head of press at IBEC; and Brian Keegan of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Also in attendance will be senior representatives from IDA Ireland, Insurance Ireland, Goff’s Ireland, RGDATA, Retail Excellence Ireland, the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, the Vintners Association, Thoroughbred Ireland, and Midlands Chamber, as well as the chairs of Westmeath IFA and Longford IFA.

Speaking ahead of the night, Senator McFadden said it was vital that the people of Westmeath and the Midlands had input into how the Government approaches Brexit when the process is started early next year.

“It is clear that Brexit will not be a straightforward process and the consequences will be huge for every person in this country, including businesses, farming, and households. It is vital that we all engage with the issue and put measures and safeguards in place so that we are ready when the process is complete.

“I would like to emphasise that this is a public meeting and not a political meeting; everybody is welcome.”

Entry is free, and the event starts at 8.30pm.

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