Representatives from Border Communities Against Brexit have had a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to discuss the current situation around Brexit.

The discussed Brexit talks, Trade Agreements, the Shared Island initiative, Effects upon EU Citizens, and issues affecting people working and living in Border Communities accessing financial services.

Declan Fearon speaking at the Brexit protest at Carrickcarnon. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Declan Fearon speaking at a Brexit protest at Carrickcarnon in 2016. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

A Spokesperson for Border Communities Against Brexit said "BCAB would like to publicly thank An Taoiseach for meeting with Border Communities; this engagement at this crucial time in the Brexit negotiations is very important for people living in Border Communities to express to the head of Government in Ireland how deeply concerned we are at this time.

"The current mood of the negotiations is quite negative, however, the EU under Michel Barnier's leadership will continue to engage in talks with the UK to the last moment to get a deal. A deal is vital for Ireland but no more so for those of us living in Border Communities."

The group have welcomed the Shared Ireland initiative as a way to bring our Island together, with greater connectivity and investment to create jobs and support emerging technology, and cross border tourism ventures. They intend to keep in contact with the Taoiseach's office in the coming weeks and months.

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