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EU frontier in Ireland would be disastrous - McAleer

30 October, 2017 - by Declan McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer said today that Designated Special Status for the north within the EU was the best way to prevent the imposition of an EU frontier on the island of Ireland.

Declan McAleer was speaking after a meeting today between the European Union's Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan and British Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Declan McAleer said:

“Sinn Féin are very clear that Brexit will be bad for the island of Ireland.

“It will be bad for the economy, bad for business and investment, bad for farmers, bad for agriculture and the agri-food sector, bad for the environment, bad for workers’ and human rights.

“There can be no border of any kind between the north and south, or restrictions on trade.

“The best way to safeguard against this is by achieving Designated Special Status for the North within the EU."

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