Taoiseach’s commitment to all Ireland convention welcomed

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Friday, October 7th, 2016
Newry Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the Taoiseach’s commitment to establish an all Ireland body to consider the implications of Brexit. eu“As a representative of a border area I welcome the Taoiseach’s commitment to an island-wide process to discuss the implications of an EU exit,” he said. “It would be useful if he would bring forward the details and an indicative date for the plan he has in mind. “Before and during the summer, the Taoiseach quite rightly acknowledged the unique and unprecedented challenges for the people of the island of Ireland as a result of the outcome of June’s so-called ‘Brexit’ referendum. “It’s quite clear that the impending EU exit is the biggest issue facing the island at present, not least because of the potential implications for the nature of the border, for citizens, families and communities, both north and south. “As a result of the British government’s insistence on dragging the north out of the EU against the wishes of a majority of citizens, the entire post-Good Friday Agreement architecture of the island is under threat, including its human rights protocols.
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September 2016Murphy added, “There is widespread concern across the north, and the south, about such a course of action and the economic consequences for the island.”
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