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Gerry Adams responds to remarks by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin

23 October, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has this afternoon responded to remarks made by the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in respect of Brexit in Bodenstown today.

Teachta Adams said:

"I want to welcome some of Micheál Martin's remarks on the implications and challenges of Brexit today, however it's one thing to lambast the British Government - even though that's justifiable - the main focus has to be on what the Irish Government is doing, or what it's not doing.

"The Taoiseach has yet to clarify claims made by the British Secretary of State that measures have been agreed to put immigration controls at Irish ports and airports. That is totally unacceptable

"The Government's focus and the focus of all political parties has got to be an all-Ireland one and our vision shouldn't be limited to the interests of the southern State. The northern vote must be recognised, promoted and defended, and that the aim has to be to keep the entirety of the island of Ireland in the EU."

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