Speaking tonight after the Tory party voted down an amendment in the Brexit debate to block amendments to the Good Friday Agreement, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said it is time that the Taoiseach stopped playing junior partner to the British Government.
Gerry Adams said:
“Tonight, the Tory party voted down an amendment in the Article 50 debate which would have blocked any changes to the Good Friday Agreement.
“Two weeks ago, I learned that the Good Friday Agreement will be destroyed if the north is dragged out of the EU.
“This decision confirms my worst fears. The British government does not care one iota for the people of the north.
“An Taoiseach puts great faith in statements from the British Government; he did so again in the Dáil today in response to questions from me.
“Tonight’s vote shows the short sightedness of the Taoiseach’s approach
“Mr Kenny has to stop playing junior partner to the British Government. The Good Friday Agreement must be protected. That is his duty.”