A new document is being prepared to highlight the worst effects that Brexit will have on Donegal and the North West region.
Donegal County Council is set to bring the contents of the paper to a future meeting with the government, where it will argue for specific interventions to help the region deal with the impact of Brexit and to speed up a return to normality after Covid-19.
Fianna Fáil Cllr Ciaran Brogan has urged the council to ensure that the North West region remains at the heart of the Department of the Taoiseach as we reach the defining days of Brexit.
Cllr Brogan, speaking at this month’s council meeting, asked the local authority to work in conjunction with the North West Regional Development Group ahead of the meeting.
“It‘s a very challenging time for us in Donegal and if anything, Covid has taught us that the border is there only in paper. People are now starting to realise that people do live in Donegal and work in Derry, people do live in Tyrone and work in Donegal.
“Covid has allowed the Northern Executive and government to sit up and take notice that we are a region. It’s high time were were in there at the heart of the process. We can’t wait until it’s too late.”