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We Need to End Divisions – Gerry Adams

18 May, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD speaking this evening in the Dáil during the debate on a Sinn Fein Private Members Business motion on the Dublin Monaghan bombs.

Mr. Adams said:

“Much is being made at this time of the visit by the English Queen. Sinn Féin has set out our position on these matters. I have also made it clear that we hope some good comes from this.

“If this visit is to have a real and lasting significance beyond its important symbolic gestures then the government here must realise that this is but part of a journey.

“It is a page in a book – not the end of that book.

“Our country is still partitioned and our people are divided. We need to end these divisions and to build unity and freedom. We need to continue that journey – to write the next chapter of our book.

“And we need to deal with the past.

“Genuine national reconciliation, an inclusive healing process and the closure which victims, victim’s families and survivors deserve, demands that all of us have to pledge ourselves to tell and to hear the truth about the past.

“For my part I would actively encourage republicans to co-operate with such a process.

“In the meantime the victims of the Dublin Monaghan bombs must be supported.”

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