'˜North must remain in E.U.' - McGuinness

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has said political leaders have a responsibility ensure that democratic decision of the people of the North to remain in the European Union is realised.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 10:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 12:48 pm
Sinn Fein MLA for Foyle and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, says his party will work to make sure the North of Ireland remains within the E.U.

Mr McGuinness said both he and Sinn Féin would be doing everything they can to ensure the North remains in the E.U.

“Sinn Fein made clear in the referendum campaign that a vote to leave would be bad for business, bad for citizens and bad for Ireland.

“We are now witnessing the fallout of the vote in Britain to leave the European Union.

“We are witnessing growing economic chaos, we are witnessing the leave campaign move their away from their lies and we are witnessing political turmoil in London,” said Mr. McGuinness.

Mr. McGuinness will be meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny to come up with a plan of how to make sure the North remains within the E.U.

“This is very much an evolving situation which will be played out over the coming years. What is clear is that the people of the North voted to remain in the E.U.

“As political leaders we have to work together to give effect to the democratically expressed decision of the people to remain in the EU and to put the needs of all our people and economy across Ireland to the fore.

“I will be meeting with political leaders including the Taoiseach, to discuss how we can give effect to the democratic wishes of the people to remain in the EU,” said Mr. McGuinness.