Statement by Minister Flanagan on UK Supreme Court ruling24/1/17
Statement by Minister Flanagan on UK Supreme Court ruling
"I note this morning's judgement of the UK Supreme Court.
"I welcome the confirmation from the UK Government that it will proceed with the triggering of Article 50 by the end of March at the latest. This provides welcome certainty for the beginning of the negotiations between the UK and the EU.
"The Government's preparations for the upcoming negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the EU have been extensive and comprehensive. These preparations and our programme of engagement with our EU partners are continuing and we will be ready for the challenging negotiations ahead.
"Our priorities in these negotiations remain our citizens, our economy, Northern Ireland, our Common Travel Area and the future of the EU itself."
24 January 2017