Gerry Adams TD welcomes announcement by armed group
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has this morning welcomed the announcement by the group described as 'Oglaigh na hÉireann' that it has ended its armed actions.
Mr Adams said;
"I welcome the announcement of the end to this violent campaign.
"I especially want to thank those trade unionists and community leaders who were involved in securing this outcome.
"There can be no excuse or justification for the continued existence and operation of armed groups either unionist or republican.
"Their continued existence leads only to hardship, loss, bereavement and imprisonment.
"There is a peaceful and democratic way forward to resolve political differences and to work towards an agreed and united Ireland.
"Meaningful change will only be advanced through commitment to political and democratic programmes & full participation in the peace process.
"I call on all groups engaged in violent actions to desist, disband and to embrace the path of peaceful politics."