Taoiseach’s assertion on immigration controls at odds with British Secretary of State - Gerry Adams TD
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, speaking following Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this afternoon, has said “I questioned the Taoiseach today in relation to claims by the British Secretary of State James Brokenshire that, and I quote, the British government ‘have put in place a range of measures to further combat illegal migration working closely with the Irish government’.”
“The Taoiseach stated that no such measures have been agreed so the two positions of the respective governments are clearly are at odds with one another”.
An Taoiseach told the Dáil today that:
“Deputy Adams asked if we had an agreement with the British Government on the use of Irish ports. We do not have an agreement because we do not yet know whether the British Government is looking for a hard exit from the customs union and the Single Market and controls at its own borders or something else.”
On the 9th October, James Brokenshire told The Guardian that:
“We have put in place a range of measures to further combat illegal migration working closely with the Irish government.”
“Our focus is to strengthen the external border of the Common Travel Area, building on the strong collaboration with our Irish partners.”