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Oireachtas Justice Committee to discuss impact of Brexit on citizens’ rights – Ó Donnghaile

22 January, 2019 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


The Joint-Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality will tomorrow hear from a number of Six-County based human rights and legal representatives and organisations regarding the impact of Brexit on citizens’ rights.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s meeting Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile encouraged people to follow proceedings and remain engaged on the issue saying;

“Tomorrow’s Justice and Equality Committee will hear from a number of highly respected figures from within the legal and human rights fraternity.

“As increasing numbers of people in the North look to the Government to stand in defence of their rights as citizens, it is indeed welcome and crucially important that fora such as the Oireachtas Committees have the opportunity to hear these views directly.

“Brexit poses a live threat to the rights of citizens, to our peace and political processes and the greater welfare and wellbeing of people all across Ireland. The Government must ensure that protecting citizens in the most comprehensive and tangible way remains central to their Brexit response.

“I would encourage people to follow proceedings tomorrow via the Oireachtas website and continue to lobby the Department of Justice and Irish Government on the need to enshrine their rights and entitlements as Irish citizens.”

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