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Irish Government must defend Irish interests in Brexit – Adams

30 April, 2018 - by Gerry Adams TD

Sinn Féin TD for Louth and East Meath Gerry Adams this morning attended the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit at DKIT in Dundalk where the EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier made a keynote speech on Brexit.

Mr Barnier revealed that there remains much to be agreed and that the issue of the border is at the centre of intensive work.

Teachta Adams said:

“I want to welcome the visit to Dundalk of the EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier. The All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit at DKIT was also a welcome initiative.

“No part of the island, but in particular border regions like Louth, will be immune from the economic and political consequences of Brexit. We know from a whole series of reports that our Agri-food and agricultural sectors are especially vulnerable.

“There is therefore an imperative on the Irish government to defend the two economies on this island and to ensure that any agreement at June’s EU summit, involving the British government, must ensure that the north remain with the customs union and the single market and within the EU legal framework. This is the best way to protect communities on both sides of the border.”

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