Sinn Féin Louth councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú has attended a demonstration at Leinster House in Dublin this morning to coincide with the meeting of the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Speaking from the event Cllr Ó Murchú said,
“It is clear from the words and actions of Boris Johnson that he simply does not care about how Brexit will impact on the people of this island.
“The fact that it has taken Mr Johnson 6 weeks to meet An Taoiseach is further evidence of the distain with which he has treated the Irish people.
“People have attended here this morning in large numbers to register their fears for the hugely negative consequences of any type of Brexit on this country.
“Border Communities Against Brexit have also attended this demonstration and it is clear that for people living, working and raising families in border areas in particular a hard Brexit would be catastrophic.
“The Taoiseach must make it clear to Boris Johnson that the backstop is absolutely essential and furthermore he must urgently begin planing for Irish reunification.”