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Brexit negotiations must respect and give effect to North's Remain vote - Adams

22 October, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


The Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle is meeting today with the focus of discussions being the ongoing Brexit crisis.

Speaking before the Ard Chomhairle meeting Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said,

‘It is increasingly clear that the British Government have neither a plan for Brexit or a care as to how it impacts on Ireland.

"The British Government has claimed that an agreement has been reached, with the Irish Government, for immigration control into Britain to be in place in Irish ports and airports.

"I have twice raised this directly with the Taoiseach and on both occasions, he has failed to answer. This is unacceptable.  

"There is a need for the Irish Government, and all parties, to stand up for our national Interests in all discussions with the British Government and at the European Union.

"That means respecting and giving effect to the vote in the North to Remain in the EU.

"Sinn Féin has called for and supported the Taoiseach in developing an All-Ireland Forum on Brexit.

"The Taoiseach needs to make clear that the Civic Dialogue will identify and chart a course to ensure that the whole island remains within the EU and to minimise the impact on our nation of the British decision to leave the EU. “

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