Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has welcomed a commitment today by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to hold a Dáil debate on the North before the end of the month.
The Taoiseach was responding to a question from the Sinn Fein Leader in the wake of the conclusion of the Haass negotiations.
Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach:
“Taoiseach, the Programme for Government commits to supporting the full implementation of the Good Friday and St Andrews Agreements.
“Now that negotiations chaired by Dr Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan have concluded, will you support a full Dáil debate on the North at the earliest opportunity?”
In his response the Taoiseach confirmed that he would facilitate such a debate before the end of the month.
In an earlier Dáil debate and in response to a question from Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe, the Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the Irish Government was committed to the implementation of the Haass proposals.