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Ireland'Brexit is bad and there's no making it good' - Brendan Howlin says priority has to be Good Friday Agreement

17:00  09 september  2019
17:00  09 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Currently, there are no border posts, physical barriers or checks on people or goods crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic Another way to prevent a no-deal outcome would be to try to topple the government with a vote of no confidence and replace it with an alternative one

Theresa May due to visit Irish border, and Sinn Féin criticised for Commons abstentions. He said the law banning a border in the Irish Sea could be trumped by the Good Friday agreement Stephen Donnelly, the Brexit spokesman for Fianna Fáil, which is in a supply-and-confidence government with

'Brexit is bad and there's no making it good' - Brendan Howlin says priority has to be Good Friday Agreement Brendan Howlin (Brian Lawless/PA)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that Ireland are in a predicament whether to protect our position in the European Single Market or the Good Friday Agreement.

After the government admitted that some checks on goods imported from the North will be required in order to protect the single market if there is a no-deal, Mr Howlin said that a borderless Northern Ireland must be prioritised.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland ahead of Leo Varadkar's meeting with Boris Johnson in Dublin, the Labour leader said that "we must protect the Good Friday Agreement".

"Brexit is bad and there is no making it good," he said.

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The Irish border is not just an irritation – we won’t pay the price for Brexit , says Irish Labour party The commitment by the British government to uphold the Belfast Good Friday agreement limits the Ireland’ s urgent concern is to have a definitive, agreed solution for the Irish border before the UK

'Brexit is bad and there's no making it good' - Brendan Howlin says priority has to be Good Friday Agreement Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD meetsUK Prime Minister Boris Johnston at Government Buildings, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers "Our job from the beginning was to make it have the least impact as possible, certainly in terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

"I think that Boris Johnson's approach to this at the very beginning has never been one of principle.

"It's always been one of pragmatic politics for himself. He wants to see how he can manoeuvre a general election and get himself a majority and I think there is flexibility in relation to that.

"We're going to have to protect the Good Friday agreement. I think it can be done within the context of an agreement that can be now got with the UK, because we certainly can't exclude ourselves from the single market.

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The leader of Ireland’ s Labour party, Brendan Howlin , said Brexit had set back trade by a generation. Former Northern Ireland first minister says any special deal to keep region in Europe would destroy key tenet of Good Friday agreement .

The Good Friday Agreement was reached between Northern Ireland’ s main political players on April 10, 1998, signalling a long-awaited shift away from the “The North voted against Brexit . If the English Tories have their way, there will be a hard economic border. That ' s going to be totally and absolutely

"And if we don't have the protection of the single market on the island of Ireland, as Irish goods enter the single market in either France or the Netherlands and that would be ruinous for us," he added.

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