Meath Chamber presents The Meath European Election Hustings:
A unique opportunity for the business community to engage directly with EU election candidates
- Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019
- Time: 8.00 – 9.30am
- Venue: The Newgrange Hotel, Navan, C15 A6WV
- Admission: FREE of charge – Early booking is advised as places are limited.
- Bookings: www.countymeathchamber.ie
The candidates participating will be:
- Mairead McGuinness – Fine Gael EEP
- Dominic Hannigan – The Labour Party
- Michael O’Dowd – Renua Ireland
- Peter Casey – Independent
- Saoirse McHugh – The Green Party
- Matt Carthy – Sinn Féin GUE/NGL
- Brendan Smith – Fianna Fáil
- Dilip Mahapatra – Independent
- Cyril Brennan – People Before Profit
- Luke Ming Flanagan – Independent GUE/NGL
Ahead of the European Parliament elections on the 24 May, County Meath Chamber invites the business community to join us on Tuesday 14 May at our European Election Hustings, where you can meet and hear from the candidates running in the Midlands North West constituency. The objective of hosting a hustings for candidates will be to give the business community in Meath the opportunity to engage directly with the candidates and ask them questions about the issues that are most relevant to you and your business.
Meath Chamber is the leading business organisation for the promotion and development of economic and commercial activity in County Meath. We are a part of Chambers Ireland’s network of 41 chambers across Ireland. In addition to advocating for business on national issues, Chambers Ireland also represents the network at the European level through their membership of EuroChambres.
To remain involved in the discussions on issues such as climate change, investment and taxation, Meath Chamber visits Brussels once a year to advocate on behalf of our local enterprises. On one such trip to Brussels in February of year, Chambers Ireland launched a European Elections Manifesto, calling on candidates to prioritise a Europe that is open for business. Those candidates who wish to represent Ireland in Brussels must strive for an SME friendly Europe, investment in regions with an emphasis on developing rural areas and a more sustainable economy and environment.
Speaking ahead of the event, Chief Executive of County Meath Chamber Paula McCaul said, “The European elections that will take place in May could be the most divisive yet in determining the future of Europe so it is vitally important that citizens elect candidates who will represent Ireland’s interests. County Meath Chamber is calling on its business community to take this unique opportunity to engage! I’d like to thank the candidates for facilitating our hustings events and look forward to fruitful discussions about how we can build a better European Union that supports SMEs and support small open economies like Ireland.”