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Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle to meet on Saturday

21 January, 2010

Speaking after a meeting of the Sinn Féin Officer Board in Belfast today, Vice President Mary Lou McDonald announced that the Ard Chomhairle would meet on Saturday in Dublin.


Ms McDonald said:


“The Officer Board received a full briefing from Martin McGuinness on the current state of play in the negotiations with the DUP. Based upon that briefing I have to say that there is no indication at this time that the DUP  will honour the commitments they have already entered into.


“The primary issues we are addressing are issues already agreed at St. Andrews and requiring completion rather than negotiation. Sinn Féin want to see the outstanding issues resolved. We want to see institutions operating on the basis of partnership and equality. But outstanding issues will not be resolved on the basis of unrealisable pre-conditions.


“We have scheduled a meeting of the party Ard Chomhairle for this Saturday in Dublin. That meeting will provide the party leadership with an opportunity to hear from the negotiation team and decide upon the next moves as we seek to bring a resolution to these outstanding issues.” ENDS


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