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‘Ireland will not be collateral damage in Tory civil war’ - McDonald

9 July, 2018 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said today that Ireland will not be collateral damage as a result of the Tory Brexit civil war.

Mary Lou McDonald was speaking after she and Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill MLA had a series of meetings with Retail NI, the CBI and the Institute of Directors.

Mary Lou McDonald said:

“We have had a series of meetings today with business and industry leaders and they are very concerned by the whole sorry Brexit mess.

“Business and indeed economic progress and prosperity need certainty and stability, and the politics of Brexit have been anything but predictable over the last couple of years and particularly over the last twenty four hours.

“We’ve made it clear to those who have an interest in building and sharing prosperity, building the skills base, improving opportunities for apprenticeships and jobs that we are committed to the re-establishment of the power sharing institutions.

“We told them that Sinn Féin will work in every way we can to ensure Ireland will not pick up the tab for the Tory Civil War on Brexit.

“Ireland must not be collateral damage as a result of the current chaos playing out in the Tory party.

“Sinn Féin’s sole priority is the protection of Irish interests north and south.”

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