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There must be no row-back from Good Friday Agreement in wake of Brexit - Carthy

14 July, 2016


Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that talks on dealing with the implications of Brexit for Ireland must deal with how to resist attempts to re-introduce a hard border or allow any dilution or row-back from of the Good Friday Agreement.

Speaking this evening in Navan, County Meath, where he addressed a public meeting on ‘Brexit and the United Ireland Economy’, Matt Carthy said:

“Brexit will have a major impact for Ireland, North and South.

“All shades of political opinion and representatives of workers, business, farmers and others need to sit down together, as soon as possible, to discuss a way forward for Ireland in this new scenario.

“I am glad the Taoiseach has agreed to establish an all-Ireland dialogue on the implications for Ireland of the Brexit vote.

“This  proposal was put forward by Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD in the immediate aftermath of the the referendum result.

“The agenda must include how we defend and implement the expressed will of the people in the North of Ireland to remain within the European Union.

“In the wake of the Brexit vote, the Irish Government must resist any attempt to re-introduce a hard border in Ireland or any dilution or row-back from of the Good Friday Agreement.”

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