Recently the Seanad Special Committee on Brexit was honoured to have an address from Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass), who is also Chairman on the Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Neal has long been a friend of the Irish people and used his position in the US Senate to promote Irish interests, including the pursuit of peace with the Good Friday Agreement. Over the last number of years I have been lucky to develop a relationship with Chairman Neal and I hope to remain in contact with him in the coming years.
Support from our allies in the US and Europe was crucial in negotiating a Brexit deal which represented Irish interests and ensured continued peace on our island. I would like to thank Chairman Neal and his colleagues in the US Senate for playing their part in making such a deal possible. Brexit has brought challenges to our island but with co-operation in Europe, Northern Ireland and the UK we can endeavour to overcome those challenges.
A full recording of Chairman Neal’s address can be found here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-archive/committees/3735