Nigel Farage coming to Ireland next year to promote 'Irexit'

Nigel Farage coming to Ireland next year to promote 'Irexit'

FORMER UKIP leader Nigel Farage is coming to Dublin next year to speak at an event advocating for Ireland to follow Britain out of the EU.

Farage is among a number of guests set to speak at the 'Irexit: Freedom to Prosper' conference at the RDS in Dublin on February 3.

The 53-year-old eurosceptic will be joined by Sunday Times columnist Cormac Lucey, journalist John Waters and Galway councillor James Charity.

An as-yet-unannounced ‘special guest’ will act as the moderator at the event.

The conference has been organised by the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) – of which Farage is president – and is free of charge to attend.

Speakers will propose that 'Irexit' should be the next step following Brexit and would solve the "looming border crisis, the nationality crisis, the currency crisis, it will protect our corporation tax, prevent a migrant crisis, protect our trade with the UK, restore out fishing rights and protect the All Ireland peace process."

It remains to be seen whether the event will change the minds of any voters in Ireland – where continued membership of the European Union enjoys overwhelming support.

'Irexit: Freedom to Prosper' will take place on February 3, 2018 in the RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge.