Gerry Adams – Government must defend the national interests of whole island
A Sinn Féin delegation including party President Gerry Adams TD, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness and Health Minister Michelle O’Neill met with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan on Ireland’s position within the European Union.
Speaking after the meeting Gerry Adams said:
“Sinn Féin believes that the position to remain has the consent of a majority of people in the North who voted to remain in June’s referendum.
“The implications for Ireland if Brexit goes ahead are clear – it will negatively impact on the peace process, negatively impact on the economy and negatively impact on human rights and equality provisions.
“The Irish government needs to develop, promote and build support for alternatives, which deliver designated special status for the north in relation to EU membership.
“There is an obligation on us all to work together to ensure the interests of the North, and the island as a whole are protected.”