Adams calls for ‘maximum cooperation’ over Brexit
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD this morning attended the launch of this years programme for Féile an Phobail in Conway Mill.
Speaking to the media on the issue of Brexit Gerry Adams said:
"During the Brexit referendum campaign Sinn Féin warned that a vote to leave would be bad for people in the north, and bad for business. This effects the whole island.
"There is a need therefore for maximum cooperation between the Executive at Stormont and the Irish government to minimise the consequences of the Brexit vote.
"As I said on Monday in the Dáil the Taoiseach must work to promote the interests of the whole island and of the north in particular.
"There is also an onus on Executive Ministers to ensure, in this new scenario, that all matters of mutual benefit to people in the north and especially the border counties, the agriculture and business sectors, are actively defended and promoted.
"Next Monday’s North South Ministerial Council meeting comes at an important point in this process and people will look to all our leaders to rise above differences to meet the challenge of the time.”
Commenting on the launch of this years Féile an Phobail programme Gerry Adams said:
“Féile an Phobail is a marvellous festival that embraces all the people of west Belfast and beyond. It attracts tourism and showcases the talents of Belfast people. This year’s programme is one of the best ever. It is full of great acts, community events, debate, arts, music, sport and culture. I want to commend all of those who have worked hard to put this programme together and like thousands of others I am looking forward to August.”