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Irish Government must ensure Good Friday Agreement is protected - Seán Crowe TD

23 November, 2016 - by Seán Crowe TD


Sinn Féin’s Seán Crowe TD, speaking in the Dáil today, called on the Government to urgently undertake an assessment of the impacts that Brexit would have on the Good Friday Agreement.

Deputy Seán Crowe said;

“Brexit undermines the institutional, constitutional and legal integrity and status of the Good Friday Agreement.

“The Good Friday Agreement’s political institutions, human rights guarantees, All-Ireland bodies, the constitutional and legal right of the people to exercise their right to self-determination, and a united Ireland through consent, by referendum north and south, must all be protected.

“The peace process is still fragile. There are a lot of unresolved legacy issues, the Irish Language Act has not been implemented, there are continued human rights and equality concerns, and there are still problems in jails, with parading, flags, and emblems.

“There is an urgent need to deepen reconciliation and the healing process in order to reduce division.

“Republicans have rightly embraced the challenge of reconciliation and today we launched Sinn Féin’s reconciliation document: Towards An Agreed And Reconciled Future.

“Brexit would have a detrimental effect on all these processes.

“The Irish Government must urgently undertake an assessment of the impacts that Brexit would have on the Good Friday Agreement.”

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