Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion travelled to Brussels this week for the European Citizens Prize Awards ceremony at which Border Communities Against Brexit were honoured.
Speaking from the European Parliament, Elisha McCallion commended the tireless efforts of the citizen campaign:
“I want to sincerely thank Border Communities Against Brexit for their ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the disastrous impact of Brexit in Ireland.
“To be awarded the European Citizens Prize for this work is a remarkable achievement.
“I would call on everyone to get involved in civic campaigns of this kind to draw the attention of Europe, and the world, to the economic and social challenges Brexit has imposed on Ireland.
“While in Brussels, Sinn Féin MPs engaged in a series of meetings with European officials and the Constitutional Affairs Committee to raise the impact of Brexit on Ireland.
“We will continue to make the case for Designated Special Status for the north within the EU.”