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Peace Process

Gerry Adams at the Wolfe Tone CommemorationSinn Féin's peace strategy evolved over a period of ten years. It began with the key documents, Scenario for Peace (1987) and Towards a Lasting peace in Ireland (1992).

Since that time there have been many political engagements and negotiations involving the Irish and British governments and the political parties in the north of Ireland.

The documents relating to these negotiations and setting out our political demands, from the 1980s right up to the present day are contained in this section.

We ask you to use the section to keep fully up to date on the substance of our peace strategy and also as a tool to advance the case for Irish unity and independence.

Ard Fheis Presidential Speeches

Here you will find all Gerry Adams' Presidential Addresses to the Ard Fheis, Sinn Féin annual party conference, since 1994.

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Bodenstown Speeches

Here you will find Sinn Féin party leaders' keynote addresses at the  annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration in Bodenstown since 1992.

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Forum for Peace and Reconciliation

The Forum for Peace and Reconciliation was established by the Irish government following the IRA cessation of August 1994 to bring together all of the parties on the island in dialogue with each other and with the wider community. Although boycotted by the Unionist parties and the British...

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Good Friday Agreement

On May 22nd 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was endorsed by the majority of the people of Ireland. The Agreement is the product of inclusive negotiations involving the parties and the Irish and British governments. It is an all-Ireland Agreement which recognises the failure of partition and...

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Humes Adams Statements

For almost a decade, Sinn Féin, with others, set about the task of putting a peace process in place. The embryonic peace process emerged publicly in 1993 in the first joint statement by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP and SDLP leader John Hume.

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IRA Statements

This section contains some of the key IRA statements from the announcement of a cessation of military operations in August 1994 up to 2005.

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Key Documents

Contained in this section are many of the key documents detailing the evolution of Sinn Féin's peace strategy over the last 15 years, from the report of the Sinn Féin/SDLP talks in 1988 to the discussions leading up to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

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Key Speeches

Keynote addresses dealing with developments in the peace process and the party's strategy to bring about radical change across the island. This section of the site contains these speeches from the last decade.

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Multi Party Talks

After the collapse of the first IRA cessation Sinn Féin undertook a series of political initiatives to put the peace process back on track and succeeded in this in 1997. In September 1997 all-party talks formally began in Castle Buildings in Stormont. Strand 1 dealt with relationships in the...

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