Tuesday 21 May 2019

Trump would not be welcome in Ireland, say union members

U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Anne-Marie Walsh

Union members backed a motion calling on the Government to oppose US President Donald Trump visiting the country.

Delegates at a Unite conference demanded that he should not be welcomed here.

The motion was passed as Mr Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK early next month but there is no sign of a stopover in Ireland yet.

Proposing the motion, Memet Uludag said he is convenor of a coalition of 50 organisations opposing a Trump visit since a previous stay was proposed, although later cancelled.

"I like to define Trump - and it's not my definition, I suppose - as an equal opportunity oppressor," he said.

"You are not welcome to this country. Not in our name, not for us. We should tell our political rulers that he is not welcome to come to this country."

Francis Loughlin seconded the motion.

Irish Independent

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