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28th August 2019 | Brexit, Press Releases

Greens call for early return of the Dail to debate the evolving Brexit crisis

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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD said today:

“I am asking the Taoiseach to use his powers under standing order 26 to initiate an early recall of Dáil Éireann to discuss the evolving Brexit Crisis.
 
“As it stands the Dáil is due to return on the 17th of September, by which time the House of Commons will already have been prorogued with an increasing likelyhood of a ‘No deal Brexit’ .  We cannot control the increasingly fraught developments in Westminster but we should have the Dáil in session to make sure that our response is debated in full.’
 
“We will be advancing our own proposals on what needs to be done, in consultation with our UK and European Green Colleagues.  I believe the Irish Government’s position has been strengthened by the solidarity that has been shown across the Oireachtas.  Returning earlier in September would be an important recognition of the scale of the crisis we all face.”