Fianna Fáil Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Darragh O Brien has reacted to the news that the UK has voted to leave the European Union, calling on the Government to move quickly to reassure Europe of Ireland’s position.
Deputy O Brien commented, “The decision of UK voters to leave the EU is a massive disappointment and is a truly seismic event. The full consequences are unknown, but they will be significant and the implications for Ireland especially so.
“The constant negativity about Europe over decades and the failure to sell the positives of European membership during this campaign have led to this result.
“It is crucially important that the Irish Government move immediately to reassure the international community that we remain committed to our European membership and to constructive relations with the U.K.
“There is a period of serious instability ahead. It is important that Irish representatives remain calm and focused.”