Following a Co-operation Ireland Board meeting in Dublin today, Friday 24th June 2016, attended by the former Taoiseach John Bruton and former NI First Minister, Peter Robinson, the Chairman of Co-operation Ireland, Dr Christopher Moran said:
"The UK referendum on the EU is now over. It is clear that whilst there has been a vote to leave the EU, the result has the potential to undoubtedly strain relationships within Northern Ireland, between Northern Ireland and the Republic and between Ireland and the UK.
“It is in this context that Co-operation Ireland, with its experience and expertise in dealing with complex issues around identity and the fostering of dialogue, stands ready to assist both governments and the NI Executive, in any way possible, to continue the progress made by all the political parties over the last number of years."
Dr Moran concluded "Clearly people will have taken different positions during the referendum and the outcome will have led to a degree of uncertainty and nervousness about the future. We want to assure all parties that we are willing to offer whatever assistance we can through our Board or Executive to facilitate dialogue if required. Our priority is stability for the economic and social stability of all."