See Tony chair Sligo meeting on Brexit

Taoiseach Enda dropping by to speak.

Aurivo which transferred plant from Tubbercurry to Cork represented.

Sligo News File Online

If it’s the kind of thing that interests you, TD Tony McLoughlin wants it to be known that he is chairing a local meeting on Brexit this evening.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, fresh from a visit to Poland, is the chief contributor. Others on the panel of speakers include Aaron Forde of Aurivo, the co-operative that recently turned over its butter packing operations to Cork, Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, Bernie Butler and Joe Dolan.

According to the statement circulated by Blaine Gaffney, Sligo Chamber of Commerce, IT Sligo, the IFA and the IDA will also be represented.

It sounds like an ideal opportunity to question why the current and last Fine Gael-led governments have left the economy of the North West to fester for the want of investment in industry and the region’s service sector.

The circular does not mention that members of the public will be able to raise anything with the Taoiseach. There are rumours that his friend Vincent Browne will be present. Fianna Fail may be there in their official capacity as partners in the present government.

Anyway, to ensure the event is not closed to the people, those who might like to be there should ring and ask to speak directly to Tony McLoughlin. His Dail number is: 016183537.

The circular from Gaffney says the venue is the Sligo Park Hotel, with the meeting as commencing at 7 pm.