Varadkar states that the Good Friday Agreement will not be renegotiated despite claims from DUP leader Arlene Foster – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 10, 2018

Varadkar states that the Good Friday Agreement will not be renegotiated despite claims from DUP leader Arlene Foster

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Irish Government have said the current Good Friday Agreement will be not renegotiated despite claims from Arlene Foster.

In a stark response issued in the Dail today the Taoiseach said the Government whole hearted defends the agreement which is a piece of international legislation.

The Taoiseach’s comments come after the DUP leader claimed that the document could be altered to accommodate a better Brexit deal.

Ms Foster who was speaking to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, said the agreement could be altered in a way that would assist in a better Brexit deal for the UK and Northern Ireland.

The DUP leader also claimed that a number of changes have been made to the agreement over the past 20 years. Ms Foster stated that the current agreement is not a sacrosanct piece of legislation.

Ms Foster’s comments drew widespread criticism within the Dail as the Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald labelled them dangerous and reprehensible, before starting that the DUP leader had a wreckless attitude towards the agreement which was given the full backing by the people across the entire island of Ireland.

Meanwhile the Tanaiste Simon Coveney said that Ms Foster was wrong with her remarks as the entire agreement has helped put an end to violence and has provided an overall peace in Northern Ireland.

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