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Government is sleep-walking into a crisis in Anglo-Irish relationships – Adams

18 October, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Speaking  in the Dáil today, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD told the Taoiseach that he fears “the government is sleep-walking into a deeper crisis in Anglo-Irish relationships” in relation to the threat from the British government of a return to direct rule in the North.

Teachta Adams added;

“British rule in Ireland has failed. It failed in this part of the island and it failed in the North.

“What we need to see is the Good Friday Agreement fully implemented.

“The current crisis is caused by broken agreements.

“Any return to British direct rule would be a breach of the St Andrews Agreement. That would be in addition to the other existing breaches.

“So, rather than peddling false information about the current state of the talks process, the Taoiseach needs to advise the British Prime Minister that the government is absolutely opposed to any return to British direct rule and that he expects the British government to fulfil and to hold to their obligations agreements to which the Irish government is a co-guarantor.” 

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