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Adams, McGuinness and Ó Caoláin meet with An Taoiseach in Dublin

8 July, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP along with deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP and Dáil Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD today held talks with An Taoiseach Brain Cowen and Minister for Foriegn Affairs Micheál Martin at Government Building in Dublin.

Speaking after the meeting Mr Adams said:

“Today’s meeting was at Sinn Féin’s request. There has clearly been some turmoil within Unionism in the wake of the EU elections. However it is crucial that the political process continues to move forward.

“That means all of the outstanding issues being addressed and resolved. This includes the Transfer of Powers on Policing and Justice and issues around the Bill of Rights, as well as on Acht na Gaeilge. We raised these and other matters with the Taoiseach and his team today.

“On the wider issues I have to say we do have some concerns about the lack of commitment of some within the leadership of Unionism to equality and partnership government. There is a section of Unionism who hark back to the failed politics of the past. However Sinn Féin is determined to see the power sharing institutions working effectively and delivering for citizens. The Irish Government has a very significant role in this project.” CRÍOCH

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