TAOISEACH EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF PEACE CAMPUS AND ULSTER CANAL PROJECTS DURING ADDRESS TO MONAGHAN MUSEUM CONFERENCE

12 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Peace Campus project currently being developed in Monaghan Town would epitomise the “future of promise and healing, reconciliation and hope” on the island of Ireland, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD stated when he addressed a conference in Monaghan Co Museum on Friday last. In his speech to the “Experiences of Border minority communities – historical perspectives” conference staged at the Museum as part of the ongoing State programme to mark the Decade of Centenaries, the Taoiseach also reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the realisation of the Ulster Canal restoration project and spoke of its significance in meeting some of the key objectives set out for the Shared Island Initiative.

He pledged that, during the Shared Island Dialogue Series, voices previously denied a meaningful contribution to the Peace Process such as those of young people, women and minorities, would be afforded a platform to make their views known on the shape which the island’s shared future should take. He expressed the hope that one of the planned series of countrywide dialogues could take place in Co Monaghan. After addressing the conference, the Taoiseach remained in attendance for the conference’s morning session, where he heard keynote addresses from Dr Margaret O’Callaghan from Queen’s University Belfast, who spoke of how the control of the new Irish…

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