Howlin meets Green Party Leader on planned protest of the visit of US President Donald Trump

05 September 2018

Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD today met with Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party regarding the upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland.

Deputy Howlin said:

“I have met with Eamon Ryan TD, leader of the Green Party. We have agreed to co-ordinate a public rally for democracy, decency and international solidarity on the occasion of the visit of President Trump.

“There are a number of reasons why this action is necessary.

“We need to take a stand against President Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement on climate change and his unscientific rejection of the grave dangers posed by global warming.

“Trump’s attacks on fair and balanced international trade are destructive to world prosperity and the capacity of countries to develop.

“Trump’s ratcheting up of spending on arms and slashing of aid budgets, most recently to Palestine, are detrimental to world peace.

“Trump’s denial of the human rights of asylum seekers and migrants, including the separation of families, are abhorrent.

“We in the Labour Party will discuss with other groups in the coming days to co-ordinate a platform for a peaceful vigil during the visit of President Trump to Ireland in October.”

ENDS

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