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Gerry Adams calls on Irish government to publish Brexit 'negotiating position'

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has called on the Irish government to publish its negotiating position for Brexit.

Mr Adams was addressing a Brexit conference in the Carrickdale Hotel in Dundalk.

The public meeting included MEPs from across Europe.

In a speech on Thursday evening the Louth TD said: said: "It is now crucial that the Irish Government act on the Dáil motion passed in February which calls for the north to be afforded special designated status within the EU.

"It must realise, and quickly, that it has a responsibility to stand up for the national interests of the whole island of Ireland and people have an expectation that they will do this.

"The Irish Government must up its game considerably when it comes to meeting the threat posed by Brexit.

"Taoiseach Enda Kenny has a responsibility to articulate and uphold the rights of citizens in north.

"The Irish Government should also publish as a matter of urgency its own negotiating position so that it can be debated in the Dáil."

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