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Michelle O’Neill statement on Donald Trump

2 February, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill

Michelle O’Neill said:

“The invitation from the Executive Office was issued immediately after Donald Trump was elected and before he took office.

“Since taking office, President Trump has pursued policies on immigration and the banning of refugees that runs counter to international standards and decency. I believe these are wrong and should not be imposed at Irish airports.

“The actions of President Trump since taking office, mean that an invitation to visit would not now be appropriate.

“If I was in the Executive Office at this time I wouldn’t issue an invitation and I’m confident that Martin McGuinness wouldn't either.”

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