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European Parliament adopts Ní Riada’s proposal for the North into its resolution for Budget 2017

26 October, 2016 - by Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada MEP has today welcomed the European Parliament’s incorporation of Sinn Féin´s proposal calling for the need for measures to ensure the protection of the instruments of the Good Friday Agreement and the Peace Process, including support for regions such as the North and the border areas.

She said;

“I welcome the fact that the European Parliament today has acknowledged how vital the instruments of the Good Friday Agreement is for peace in Ireland with its incorporation of my proposal for ensuring support for the north and the border communities into its mandate for negotiating the budget with the Council and Commission. It shows a welcome level of commitment to upholding the integrity of the Good Friday Agreement and I am happy to see that it is a key priority of the Parliament as demonstrated by the inclusion of the Article in the Resolution. 

“The Irish government supported by Fianna Fáil, and the British Conservative government must now follow support in ensuring the north gets the best out of a bad situation as a result of Brexit."

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