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Taoiseach must seek special designated status for north in EU – Adams

26 January, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, speaking in Dublin today, has said that in response to the publication of a Bill by the British government that will trigger Article 50 negotiations, the Taoiseach needs to lay out a clear plan for a special designated status for the north within the EU. 

Teachta Adams said:

“Brexit is a hostile act and the British government’s decision to drag the north out of the EU against the wishes of the electorate is a hostile action.

“The starting point of the Irish Government’s response must be to actively seek a special designated status for the north within the European Union that will uphold the democratic vote of citizens there, but will also ensure that the frontier between the EU and Britain will not be on the island of Ireland.

“That is crucially important for both parts of our island.

“I would again urge the Taoiseach to stand up for the entire island and respond swiftly to the publication today by a Bill by the British Government today that will trigger the Article 50 negotiations in March by laying out his intent to seek a designated status for the north in the EU.” 

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