Sligo Council calls for Brexit minister to be appointed

Sinn Fein’s being accused of abandoning their voters in Northern Ireland when it comes to Brexit

It looks like a snap election is on the cards for Stormont after Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister yesterday.

He’s citing the First Minister Arlene Foster’s handling of a controversial energy scheme for his decision.

The DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson says that in the absence of an Assembly in Stormont, they will still have a voice in the Westminster Parliament, but Sinn Fein won’t:

Meanwhile, Sligo County Council are to call on the government to appoint a minister to deal exclusively with the ramifications of Brexit on Ireland.

Fianna Fail Councillor Tom MacSharry raised the motion at this week’s meeting of the council and it was supported by all councillors.

The responsibility currently lies with each departmental minister under the overall guidance of the department of the Taoiseach.

Councillor MacSharry however believes a minister with sole responsibility is needed to devote their time to Brexit negotiations.

Speaking to Ocean FM he says the implications of a hard Brexit are serious for Sligo and the rest of the border region.