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Taoiseach failing to stand up for the North – Funchion

26 July, 2016 - by Kathleen Funchion TD

Speaking in advance of the first Good Friday Agreement Committee meeting of the 32nd Dáil, committee chair Kathleen Fuchion TD raised her disappointment that Enda Kenny had failed to mention, respect or stand up for the people in the North who had voted to remain in the recent Brexit referendum.

Deputy Funchion said,

“It is clear from the Taoiseach’s statement, following his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, that the Taoiseach failed to mention, respect or stand up for the vote of the people in the North to remain in the EU.

“Brexit has the potential to undermine the Good Friday Agreement, undermine the economy and entrench barriers to trade, people and services.

“Despite the talk of strong relations between London and Dublin, the British Tory party has treated the Irish people, our economy and our agreements as collateral damage in the Brexit debate.

“The Taoiseach needs to make clear that the Irish government will not be complicit in undermining the vote in the North, will not be quiet on the impact on our economy and will not give up on our agreements.”

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