Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has called on voters in the 6 Counties to Vote Remain as part of the European Union on 23 June.
Crowe, who is also a member of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Committee, has said that a vote to leave would be bad for communities and bad for Irish unity.
Deputy Seán Crowe said:
“As an Irish Republican my primary concern is the adverse impact this proposed Brexit will have on the whole island of Ireland.
“If a vote to leave was returned it would inevitably lead to customs and immigration checkpoints being re-established on the border. This would be a significant setback for the political process in the North.
“It would likely undermine the protection of human rights and workers’ rights. It would also be a significant move away from building an all-Ireland economy, an all-Ireland tourist destination, an improved all-Ireland transport structure, and an all-Ireland approach to agriculture and food production.
“Sinn Féin is an all-Ireland party committed to Irish unity. We don’t want just part of Ireland in the EU. We are the only party with MEPs elected in each of the four European constituencies in Ireland. We speak with one voice, an all-Ireland voice and perspective, within the EU.
“We believe that the EU requires radical reform and this can only be realistically done from within.
“I am appealing to voters in the 6 Counties to vote to remain part of the European Union on 23 June.”