A leading Donegal campaigner is due to air his views on the impact that Brexit will have on border counties.
Tom Murray, who is the head of the Donegal branch of the 'Border Communities Agaianst Brexit' campaign group, will be among a delegation from the group to address the Joint Committee of the Good Friday Agreement in the Dáil tomorrow.
In October, Mr Murray led demonstrations in Bridgend and Lifford, where protestors staged customs border check-points, to highlight what life could be like if Brexit and all its implications came into force.
Speaking at the Lifford protest, Mr Murray outlined the problems this part of the border would experience and urged the local and national politicians to stand up and be counted on the issue.
The event also attracted huge interests from motorists who honked their horns in support as the two ‘officers’ stopped and searched vehicles to highlight, which might happen after Brexit comes into force.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow's meeting, the Committee Chairperson, Kathleen Funchion TD said: “Our first Committee meeting of 2017 will see us continue our focus on Brexit and its ramifications for the Good Friday Agreement.
"Border Communities Against Brexit is an organisation which seeks to highlight the concerns of people who live close to the border. Opposing any re-imposition of border restrictions is one of the group’s top priorities, as are protecting trade and tourism.”
She added: “In a separate session, our Committee will hear from the Children’s Rights Alliance, which is a coalition of non-governmental organisations concerned with meeting the needs and safeguarding the rights of children in Ireland.
"The Committee will hear how children who live north and south of the border may be impacted by Brexit and the importance of ensuring that the legal and procedural protections currently available to children under EU law is not eroded.”
Committee proceedings can be viewed live here: http://bit.ly/CRoom1.
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