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Irish government need to make a stand on Brexit - McDonald

20 March, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald has called on the Irish government to take a stand over Brexit and act to secure designated special status for the north within the EU. 

Speaking in Belfast today, Mary Lou McDonald said: 

"It is now clear that the process will begin which will see Theresa May and her government attempt to drag the north out of the EU against the democratically expressed will of the people. 

"This is a very dangerous situation for Ireland north and south and it is clear that An Taoiseach Enda Kenny must take a stand and act in the national interest. 

"The people of the north voted to remain in the EU and the Dáil backed a motion calling for the north to be afforded special designated status within the EU. 

"The Taoiseach must now act on that and work to secure designated special status."

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