Motion: Brexit

Council - 5th December 2017

To consider the following motion of which due notice has been given:

Given the crucial EU Council meeting on the 14th and 15th December, this Council calls on the EU 27 to ensure that the British Government proposals on Brexit leads to no hardening of Britain’s border in Ireland, that the Good Friday Agreement is protected in all of its parts and that there is no regression on the rights of the people of this Council region.

The best way to do this would be through Designated Special Status for the north of Ireland within the EU.

This Council calls on the EU 27 to hold to this position and if the British Government does not deliver on these issues then sufficient progress will not have been met and the negotiations cannot move on to the future relations between the EU and British Government.

This Council commits to write to each Head of Government of the EU 27, including the Taoiseach, on behalf of the people of this border Council area who will be drastically affected by any hard border as a result of Brexit’.

Proposed by: Councillor J Feely, seconded by Councillor Greene