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Irish government must act in best interests of all Irish citizens on Brexit - Anderson

24 February, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the Irish government must act in the best interests of all Irish citizens in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"I took part in a public debate in Armagh today to discuss the impact of the British government's Brexit agenda on the island of Ireland. 

"It is clear they are intent on dragging us out of the EU against our will and that is causing serious concern across the community. 

"I welcome the comments from Taoiseach Enda Kenny that the EU must make provision for Irish unity during the Brexit negotiations and look forward to seeing action from him to follow that up. 

"Just last week Sinn Féin TDs in Leinster House moved a motion, which was backed by the Dáil, to back the case for special status for the north within the EU. The Irish government now needs to act on that Dáil vote. 

"The Irish government will be at the negotiating table as one of the 27 EU member states and they have a duty and a responsibility under the Good Friday Agreement to act in the best interest of all Irish citizens. 

"Sinn Féin has put forward a case for special designated status for the North within the EU and we are working with others to secure that."

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