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Ó Donnghaile calls on Taoiseach to act on National Forum

6 July, 2016 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


Speaking in Leinster House this morning Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to outline his plan of action for convening a National Forum on the issues facing Ireland in the light of the recent Brexit vote.

Speaking afterwards Ó Donnghaile said;

“During my remarks I urged the Taoiseach to listen to and take encouragement from the clear support, as democratically exercised, by the people in the North to remain in the EU. 

“Brexit is bad for Ireland and partition continues to be bad for Ireland. It is bad for part of our country to be in European Union and part of it to be outside. It goes against the democratic desires of people here, both nationalist and unionist.

“The current destabilising crisis initiated by in-fighting in the British Tory Party now imposes a direct threat to the wellbeing and prosperity of the people of Ireland. The Government in the South must not lose sight of that.

“This Forum can and should be inclusive of all voices, of political, civic, community, cultural and business life in Ireland. It should include Unionism as well as those who campaigned for a ‘Leave’ vote. 

“I look forward to its work progressing urgently.”

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