12/04/2019

FF Welcomes Brexit Extension But Warns Of Further Border Uncertainty

Fianna Fáil has welcomed the extension to the deadline of the UK's exit from the EU to 31 October, but simultaneously warned that the uncertainty hanging over those in border regions is set to remain.

TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth said although the move is far more preferable to a no-deal Brexit, Ireland is not out of the woods yet.

"For those of us in Cavan and Monaghan there is still much concern toward Brexit and the collateral damage in our counties," she commented.

"The reality is that today we are no clearer as to what type of Brexit we will have than we were a year ago and preparations must continue for all possible outcomes. If there is a hard border we will be the most impacted in Cavan-Monaghan.

"This extension is welcome, but the UK parliament still has to reach an agreement on the terms of the Withdrawal and even if that is achieved it then has to negotiate the terms of a future trading relationship. We are still a long way off from putting this issue to bed," concluded Deputy Smyth.



(JG/CM)

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