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Adams responds to details of British Queen’s visit

7 April, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking this evening as details of the British Queen’s visit to Ireland were announced Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said:

“Sinn Féin is aware of the offence this visit will cause to many Irish citizens, particularly victims of British rule and those with legacy issues in this state and in the North.

“The scheduling of the visit on the anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings is particularly insensitive.

“It is widely believed that the Dublin and Monaghan bombings were carried out with the involvement of and direction of British military intelligence.

“The British authorities have repeatedly refused to release the files in their possession on this attack.

“Despite an all-party Dáil motion the Irish Government has failed to press the British for the release of these files.

“Sinn Fein wants to see the normalisation of relationships between our two nations and republicans have been in the leadership of this process but that can only be based on mutual respect and equality and on the ending of the partition of Ireland.” ENDS

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