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Brexit and an all Ireland
CulzieDate: Tuesday, 2016-07-19, 9:29 PM | Message # 1
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News Letter Tuesday 19 July 2016

Enda Kenny  the Fine Gael leader said EU/UK negotiations should factor in the possibility that a border poll could be held in years to come.

The taoiseach’s remarks came 24 hours after the leader of the Republic’s main Opposition party – Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin – voiced support for a potential border poll in the context of Northern Ireland voting to remain in the EU.

The taoiseach said: “The discussion and negotiations that take place over the next period should take into account the possibility, however far out it might be, that the clause in the Good Friday Agreement might be triggered, in that if there is a clear evidence of a majority of people wishing to leave the United Kingdom and join the Republic, that should be catered for in the discussions.

“Because if that possibility were to happen, you would have Northern Ireland wishing to leave the United Kingdom, not being a member of the European Union, and joining the Republic, which will be a member of the EU.”
Mr Kenny went on to liken the scenario to East Germany having been able to adopt EU membership when it was reunified with West Germany.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the DUP's backing is not essential for the establishment of a 'post-Brexit' national dialogue.

Mr Martin has said in light of the decision by Britain to leave the EU, the Oireachtas should convene a "national dialogue" or "civil dialogue" involving workers, business organisations, non-governmental organisations and community groupings.
He said the body would be different from the so-called 'all-island' forum, which was shot down by the Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster.
"That was a mistake, that was wrong," he said.
Significantly, Mr Martin said the body could go ahead without the support of the DUP and should go right around the island of Ireland. He made the claims to reporters as he arrived at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal.


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CulzieDate: Saturday, 2016-07-23, 9:22 PM | Message # 2
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News Letter Thursday, July, 21, 2016

THE NEW PM MUST ACCEPT NI's PRO-REMAIN MAJORITY...Margaret Ritchie SDLP

As for the new Secretary of State, with Northern Ireland  facing its biggest political challenges in over a decade and I hope James Brokenshire will bring a firmer grasp of the Good Friday Agreement's principle of consent that seemed to be held by the out-going Theresa Villers.     Too many times Villers stood at the despatch box and described the North's support for the Agreement as support for remaining in the Union

Our new Secretary of State must realise that taking Northern Ireland out of the EU against the majority of Northern Irish voters runs contrary to the Agreement's principle of democratic consent.  Our reliance on cross-border trade and EU investment always made continued EU membership the clear economic choice.

Yet, more importantly, staying in is now the mandated choice of the people of Northern Ireland. Both the new Secretary of State and the new prime minister must respect our decision.


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CulzieDate: Sunday, 2016-07-24, 1:54 PM | Message # 3
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WE ALREADY HAVE ALL-ISLAND FORUMS  News Letter  July 21, 2016

Concerning the mooted idea of an all-island Brexit forum: Surely we are already coming down with cross border institutions that are more than able to facilitate such discussions without creating another?

We have the North-South Ministerial Council. The British Irish Council and the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly all of which have already held discussions about Brexit.

Despite nationalist politicians in Brexit denial, the referendum question was '' Should the United Kingdom remain a member a member of the European Union or Leave the European Union ? ''. When they put their X in the box, that is the question they were answering - it did not reference constituent parts or regions of the UK

Alan Day Mid Ulster Ukip, Coagh


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SlappataigDate: Thursday, 2016-07-28, 5:52 PM | Message # 4
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denial is right, get over it!
the UK and last i checked thats NI as well is OUT

the pipe dream of united ireland has to be kept being brought up though as without it republicanism hasnt got a leg to stand on. sad really.
 
CulzieDate: Sunday, 2016-11-27, 3:47 PM | Message # 5
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True enough but did those unionists who voted Remain not see that their votes would be used by nationalists to call for a referendum on a united Ireland. Apparently not.

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