Need to have Assembly and Executive restored in Northern Ireland – Brendan Smith TD

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parliamentary question regarding the need to restore the assembly and executive ni

It is most regrettable that the Assembly and Executive in Northern Ireland have not been functioning for two years.  It is not acceptable that the people in Northern Ireland do not have a local government at such a critical time in Irish/British relations.

BREXIT will have a negative and lasting impact on these islands and all of Ireland will be adversely affected.  This is a time that the interests of all the people of Northern Ireland should be strongly protected and represented by their local politicians.  To achieve that the Institutions established under the Good Friday Agreement should be working on behalf of the people and in co-operation with both the Irish and British Governments.

We need to see urgency attached to Talks between both Governments and the Parties represented in Stormont.