Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said the Irish Government must use its veto to prevent Brexit negotiations moving ahead without dealing comprehensively with the issue of the Irish border and the safeguarding of the Good Friday Agreement.
He also said the Government must press the case for the North to be designated designated special status within the European Union
He was speaking after the EU’s Chief Negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier said insufficient progress has been made to allow Brexit negotiations move to the next phase.
Matt Carthy said:
“The Irish border and the safeguarding of the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts must be central to the Brexit negotiations.
“The British Government must be forced to face these problems head on and to deal with them. They cannot be let off the hook by parking them.
“The Irish Government needs to stand firm on this issue and make that position clear to EU leaders.
“The Government must now press the case for the North to be designated designated special status within the European Union.”