Donegal people are being encouraged to submit their vision for the constitutional future of the island of Ireland.
A Public Consultation has opened for the centenary of Seanad Eireann given the ongoing public policy debate on the constitution, the safeguarding of the peace process and the future we would like to have for generations to come. A committee will also hold three days of public hearings to take place in autumn 2022.
Sinn Féin TDs for Donegal, Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Deputy Pearse Doherty, have welcomed the news.
Speaking today, Teachta Mac Lochlainn said: “It’s a very positive development and an important opportunity for people in Donegal to have their say on Irish unity.
“It comes at a time when conversations are growing across all communities about how a new Ireland can come about.
“We are also encouraging the broadest possible input from communities, including our unionist neighbours.
“I would encourage any and all interested groups and individuals here in Donegal to make submissions to the consultation. This is a crucial opportunity to make your voice heard about Ireland’s constitutional future.”
Deputy Doherty added: “Here in Donegal, many conversations are happening every day about the benefits constitutional change can bring for all our communities.
“The appetite for change is clear and it is time for open dialogue about how constitutional change can create a fairer, better and more equal Ireland for us all to share.
“The committee’s work will bring these issues into the heart of the Oireachtas and create a platform for discussion of important issues such as the economy, healthcare, education, environment and social issues.”