Council Debate Tonight on Royal Visit
Sinn Féin councillors will tonight put a motion before Cork City Council stating "That this council does not endorse the invitation extended by An tArd Mhéara to the English Queen to visit Cork".
Speaking in advance of the debate, Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent said:
"The actions of the Lord Mayor in extending this invitation without informing the council and allowing its members an opportunity to object were disgraceful. As first citizen he is under an obligation to represent the city, not just his own personal views."
"A visit by the English Queen is premature and insensitive. Large numbers of people in Cork, and across Ireland, find it offensive. Sinn Féin will this evening be asking the council to dissociate itself from the Lord Mayor's invitation to her to visit Cork."
For further information or comment contact Cllr Mick Nugent @ 087-6755793