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Seanad’s new Brexit Committee must work in Ireland’s National Interest – Ó Donnghaile

23 February, 2017 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


Speaking after his appointment to the Seanad’s new committee on Brexit, Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile has said that the Committee’s focus must be on standing in defence of Ireland’s National Interest and protecting the North’s majority vote to remain within the EU.

Speaking from the Oireachtas today, Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said;

“I am proud to be representing Sinn Féin on this important new committee.

“I will act as a vocal representative for the 56% majority of citizens in the North who voted to remain in the EU but are currently under threat of being dragged out against our will by a vote taken in England.

“Across the political spectrum in the Seanad, parties agree that Brexit will have disastrous implications for Ireland in its entirety; therefore our new committee must work positively and resolutely with all stakeholders and the government to ensure that Ireland’s National Interests are protected.

“The only way for Ireland to protect its economy and people's jobs is for the North to be granted Special Status within the EU.” 

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