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TONIGHT: Emergency Meeting to Save the Irish Post

HOUSE OF COMMONS

LONDON SW1A 0AA

All Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain

5 September, 2011

Dear colleagues

As APPG chair, Chris Ruane MP has asked me to invite you to an emergency ‘brainstorming’ session to hear the sacked staff and management make the case that there are viable alternatives to closure and to discuss practical means to support the SAVE THE IRISH POST campaign. A full list of speakers and contributors will be available on the day.

“SAVE THE IRISH POST” meeting

7.30pm, Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Committee Room 7, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Nearest tube: Westminster

(Arrive St Stephens Gate entrance and allow 20 minutes to clear security

Please RSVP or send messages of support through my office: Martin.Collins@parliament.uk

Save the Irish Post campaign can be contracted directly :

Fiona Audley (m) 07859 824949   e-mail savetheirishpost@hotmail.co.uk

Text of Early Day Motion tabled today:

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE IRISH POST

This House expresses its concern at the sudden decision of the Cork-based Thomas Crosbie Holdings to close the longest running, largest circulation community weekly newspaper of the Irish in Britain; notes the belief of former staff and management that viable alternatives to closure are available and their launch of a community campaign to “Save the Irish Post”; notes that the Federation of Irish Societies with more than 150 affiliated clubs and societies throughout England and Wales has described the Post as “a central pillar of the community”; notes that the Irish Post has, for more than forty years, been the ‘voice of the Irish in Britain’, defended the community against discrimination, promoted peace and reconciliation; celebrated Irish identity, ethnicity, history and culture; show-cased Irish talent, promoted trade and commerce; believes that a vibrant and diverse community press and media is vital to the promotion of good relations in society; supports the Irish community in its battle to save this vital resource

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