Referring to remarks by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore at a British Irish Association event in Cambridge this evening, Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams said:
“I welcome the Tánaiste's remarks and his expression of concern about the peace process and sectarianism in the North.
"The logic of this position is that the Government must act on these matters with urgency.
"This includes the need for ongoing engagement between the Taoiseach and the British Prime Minister.
"The Irish Government must be proactive in the resolution of these issues, and in particular hold the British Government to account over its failure to meet its obligations.
“The British Government is not engaged with the Peace Process to any serious degree. They have actively undermined the work of the North’s Executive.
“David Cameron’s government has reneged on the Peace Dividend for the North, cut the Block Grant, refused to devolve powers on Corporation Tax and is now threatening to implement very damaging welfare cuts."