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01 Jul 2022

O'Dowd meets MLAs to discuss Brexit fallout

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O'Dowd meets MLAs to discuss Brexit fallout

Fine Gael Deputy Fergus O’Dowd met Northern politicans Margaret Ritchie MP, Sinead Bradley MLA and Colin McGrath MLA to discuss the continuing fallout from the Brexit referendum result on Friday last.

“There are many major issues still to be clarified in the wake of the referendum result,” Mr O'Dowd said.

“One of the most important issues here in Louth is the future of cross border EU projects such as The Peace IV and Interreg Programmes. “We discussed at length the impact of funding being withdrawn on cross- border local projects if Article 50 is invoked.

“The future of the Narrow Water Bridge was critical for the future development of tourism and trade in the area.

“We also discussed the importance for continued co-operation within the chambers of commerce on both sides of the border, the free movement of people and goods, the major agricultural impact and the immediate impact on jobs in counties Louth and Down .”

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