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"North - South Cooperation Pivotal in Fight Against Covid" - Ógra Aontú

Ógra Aontú have said that cooperation between the Assembly and the Oireachtas is vital in the fight against Covid-19.

Bernadette Harkin, the group's spokesperson for the six counties, said: "The virus is the same in the north as it is in the south, however the restrictions in both regions are very different. On Monday, the Taoiseach said that despite Ireland having one of "Europe's strictest regimes" the current restrictions on their own had not been enough to significantly reduce the infection rate".

Bernadette continued: "It is bizarre that there could be one set of restrictions in Cavan or Monaghan, but a few miles down the road in Fermanagh or Tyrone the restrictions are different. If we look at New Zealand who are recognised internationally for their success in tackling the virus it becomes clear that their success was largely down to the all-island approach adapted by the Prime Minister. The governments here need to stop paying lip service to the idea of a united island approach and actually work together, it's the scientific and responsible way to proceed", concluded Bernadette.

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By Aontú Press | 28 October, 2020

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