Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has said decisions about the future of the people of Ireland need to be taken on this island.
Mr McGuinness said;
“The judgement underlines the point I have made repeatedly since June that the Tories approach to this issue has been shambolic.
“I have no faith in the British parliament supporting the democratically expressed wishes of the people of the North to remain in Europe.
“Any decision taken about the future of the people of Ireland need to be taken on this island.
“The Irish government also have to act to defend the best interests of all Irish citizens across the island.
“Sinn Féin is opposed to Brexit. The referendum result showed that the people of the North want their future to be in Europe. That vote must be recognised and respected.”