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Taoiseach should prevent Brexit talks from moving to next phase – Adams

25 September, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said “the Irish Government should not allow Brexit negotiations to move to the next phase as the British government has failed to provide solutions to the key issues affecting the island of Ireland as result of Brexit”.

Teachta Adams made the comments following a meeting between an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street today.

Teachta Adams said;

“It is clear that not enough progress has been made on preventing the return of an economic border on the island and the imperative of protecting the Good Friday Agreement in all of its parts.

“These are crucial issues for all the people of Ireland. The British government has failed to put forward workable solutions.

“The Taoiseach has a duty to stand up for Irish national interests. It would be extremely reckless to allow the negotiations to proceed to the next phase in absence of these issues being addressed in a substantive and comprehensive way.

“Sinn Féin has provided solutions. The North must be given Designated Special Status within the EU and the Good Friday Agreement should be inserted as a protocol in the final withdrawal agreement.” 

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