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Sinn Féin secures EU assurances on protection of the Good Friday Agreement in Brexit negotiations

16 May, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald and Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill are in Strasbourg this week meeting with Senior EU Officials and making the case for the North of Ireland to be designated special status within the EU.

The Sinn Féin leaders today secured assurances from Senior EU Officials on the protection of the Good Friday Agreement in its entirety during Brexit negotiations.

Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today, Deputy Mary Lou McDonald said;

“There is a clear understanding of the danger posed to Ireland by Brexit.

“We have set out our case once again for the North to achieve designated special status within the EU.

“There is a big challenge for the Government in Dublin to represent the entire island of Ireland, to protect jobs, to protect our social solidarity and the Good Friday Agreement. 

“Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement are not compatible.  It is that simple. 

“We have received assurances from the EU that our peace process and the political dispensation of Good Friday will be protected in its entirety.

“The Tory Government in Britain cannot be allowed to wreck the Good Friday Agreement and Ireland will not be the collateral damage as a result of Tory recklessness.”

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