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Merrion Hotel Cancels Event Following Massive Backlash Online

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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Irish Twitter users have rallied together in an attempt to convince The Merrion Hotel, Dublin 2, not to host the launch of The National Party.

The National Party is a new entity, espousing the “true spirit of the Republic”, which includes speakers like its president Justin Barrett who has been involved with Youth Defence and the Mother and Child Campaign, deputy president James Reynolds, national treasurer of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association and former chairman of the Irish Farmers Association.

The National Party issued a press release yesterday about their launch party at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, tomorrow November 17.

The press release states:

That one party, loyal to the Republic and a sovereign people, dedicated to unity by consent, that one party committed to real and sustainable economic growth, that one party which will speak for the great silent majority who have seen the beginnings of “multi-culturalism” with growing dismay, that one party who will represent that so basic of equalities, the equal right to be alive, that party is the National Party.”

This leaked online, and caused outrage amongst Twitter users. 

This activity has been reported back to the Merrion, and they have since cancelled the event, to the applause of others. 

The hotel's manager Garrett Power said: "Please be advised that this event is not taking place at The Merrion Hotel."

The power of social media, eh?

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