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Motion in relation to Article 16 receives support across political divide

Dec 26, 2021 11:12 By News Northern Sound
Motion in relation to Article 16 receives support across political divide Motion in relation to Article 16 receives support across political divide
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Cllr Seamus Coyle says it's important the protocol is not tampered with.

A motion adopted by the members of the Ballybay/Clones Municipal District in relation to Article 16 has received support across the political divide.

Councillor Seamus Coyle said he was thankful that to date Article 16 hadn't been triggered and he highlighted its importance to Monaghan - a border region where the electoral area of Ballybay and Clones is divided.

He added that it was vital the protocol - which was put in place to protect Northern Ireland - is not compromised in any way.

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Meanwhile, in a letter to the Municipal District, Alliance Party Leader, Naomi Long said that while the Protocol was 'far from perfect' it allowed Northern Ireland to remain within the Single Market and within the internal market of the UK.

She said the party did not believe that the threshold for either side to trigger Article 16 had been met.

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