Former Bishop of Clogher says people on border are becoming pawns of Brexit debate

A former Bishop of Clogher says people in border communities are becoming pawns of the Brexit debate.

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson said peace along the border remains “a precious prize right across Ireland”.

Archbishop Jackson is from Lurgan and was bishop of the Clogher Diocese from 2001 to 2011.

He said people along the border are “fast becoming pawns in a politics of cynical neglect and atrophy of understanding”.

Delivering his Presidential Address this week, Archbishop Jackson said his thoughts are with the wide range of people affected by Brexit.