We must move to safeguard our interests after EU vote: Ó Muilleoir

Date published: 24 June 2016


Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he will seek to urgently address the implications of the Leave vote in the European referendum for our citizens.

The Minister said: “I will be working today in consort with ministerial colleagues and partners across these islands, in Brussels and the US, to assess and respond to the impact of the Leave vote.

"Later today I will meet with senior directors of my Department to assess the impacts both immediate and longer-term and to prepare accordingly.

“As we move into negotiations around the fiscal relationship with London, I will act resolutely to protect the interests of all our people, especially against further austerity.

“It is essential we assure potential investors, the business community and those in receipt of European funding that we will endeavour to put in place the necessary measures to safeguard our interests. I will be doing my utmost to prevent more barriers being erected between our people across this island."

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