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Kearney meets ICTU to discuss Brexit and political crisis

23 February, 2017 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney and Senator Paul Gavan met with the North/South Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in Dublin today.

Speaking after the meeting, Declan Kearney said: 

"We had a comprehensive discussion about Brexit and negative repercussions for Ireland north and south. Patricia King, Congress General Secretary, set out its analysis of the current situation and concerns about the approach of the Irish and British governments.

"Sinn Féin shares those concerns and we reiterated our view that Brexit will have catastrophic consequences for the island economy, workers’ rights, the Good Friday Agreement, and political stability.

"Our meeting addressed the convergence of the current deep political crisis in the north and overall impact of Brexit.

"The Sinn Féin delegation shared our newly published anti-sectarianism plan 'One Community' with Congress and explained that our focus in any post-election negotiations would be to secure equality and the Good Friday Agreement.

"I urged Congress to continue providing leadership in helping to mobilise civic society across Ireland in support of proper power sharing and partnership."

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