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Adams urges Taoiseach to be careful about talks with British Prime Minister

7 December, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Commenting this morning on the ongoing Brexit negotiations, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said:

“The Taoiseach needs to be very careful about how he approaches the next phase of the Brexit negotiations. The British Prime Minister is still trying to pretend that the North can leave the Customs Union and Single Market and avoid a hard border. However, Mrs May has not put forward acceptable proposals to achieve this.

“In terms of the Good Friday Agreement, the role of the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights in the North appears to be absent from the text which was at the centre of the aborted deal last Monday.

“Similarly, while the government says that Irish citizens in the north will have full EU rights conferred on them, it appears they will not be able to exercise those rights in the North.

“These are all genuine concerns and they were supposed to have been worked on during the present round of talks. The Taoiseach needs to stand firmly by his commitment that there will be no movement to the next phase of talks without these issues being dealt with.” 

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