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Belfast - 28 October 2016
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Colum Eastwood, leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party:
"We're clearly disappointed at the result today but we're also determined to stand by the people who gave us our mandate - 56 percent of people who voted to remain within the European Union. We're going to look at the detail of this judgement and see where we go next in terms of the legal route but we'll also continue to use every political and diplomatic route open to us to defend the will and the wishes of the people of Northern Ireland."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Raymond McCord, father of loyalist paramilitary murder victim:
"We'll be going to the Supreme Court in London, without a doubt."
Reporter, off camera: "Why will you be going to the Supreme Court?"
McCord: "Well, the judge has left the door open. Some of the decisions are that he actually stated that he believed it should be going to a higher court and this judgement, it will be going to the higher court, that's London."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Raymond McCord, father of loyalist paramilitary murder victim:
"Well, we've seen all the way through the Troubles here since the Good Friday Agreement, the British government - whether it's the Labour party, the Conservative party - have no interest in victims, I believe. Like all the many other victims that have come out of Europe, the Tories (Conservatives) will do away with the European Court of Human Rights, we'll have very little chance then to hold the government accountable."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) David Ford, Alliance Party member of Northern Ireland Assembly:
"It does seem to me that effectively more or less all the points were dealt with on the same principle, that Article 50 being triggered was not the end of the process; that's an issue which does need to be examined as we look at the detail of the judgement."
A judge in Northern Ireland on Friday dismissed one of the legal challenges to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, or Brexit.
A group of politicians in Northern Ireland had sued before the Belfast High Court, arguing that lawmakers in the Stormont Assembly should have a say on whether to trigger negotiations with Europe.
Lawyers for the Britain's government had argued there was no legal barrier to Brexit.
The case is separate from a landmark legal challenge being heard before Britain's High Court, which argues that Parliament needs to act before Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger negotiations to leave the 28-nation bloc.