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McElduff to attend BIPA meeting

2 July, 2016 - by Barry McElduff

Sinn Féin’s Barry McElduff will attend the 52nd plenary meeting of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) next week.

The West Tyrone MLA will join party colleagues Kathleen Funchion TD and Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, as well as, members of the Houses of the Oireachtas, representatives from the British Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the High Court of Tynwald (Isle of Man) and the States of Guernsey and Jersey to debate the implications of Brexit.

Mr McElduff said:

“I will be attending the BIPA and will be raising the issue that the North clearly voted to remain in the European Union in last week's referendum. 

“The voice of the people of the people of the North must be heard and Sinn Féin will continue to work to ensure it is recognised and respected.

“The party will also be hosting a series of public meetings in the coming weeks across that will give the people across the north, republicans, nationalists, unionists alike the chance to have their voice heard and ensure their vote counts.

"The remain side brought together republicans, nationalists, unionists, trade unions, and wider civic society.

“Sinn Féin has called for a National Forum to be established by the Irish government to bring together different strands of opinion to discuss our future in the EU.”

“The Irish Government in particular have a responsibility to the people in the North. They must defend the Good Friday Agreement and its institutions and work closely with the Executive to achieve maximum co-operation.” Ends/Críoch

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