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DUP need to move away from anti-agreement position

23 September, 2004


Sinn Féin Assembly group leader, Newry Armagh MLA Conor Murphy and South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane speaking at a Press Conference in Belfast today after two days of talks at Stormont have said that a comprehensive agreement involving the DUP is only possible if they engage on a realistic basis and move away from their anti-agreement position.

Mr Murphy said:

"Over the last week we have made progress across a range of issues.

"But what is clear is that a comprehensive agreement involving the DUP is only possible if they engage on a realistic basis and move away from their anti-agreement position, and in particular their attempt to undermine the all Ireland, power sharing and equality aspects of the agreement.

"If they are unwilling to do so there is an onus on the pro-agreement parties and the two governments, particularly the British government to move on.

"We remain in detailed discussions with the two governments on a range of issues including policing and justice, Human Rights, Equality and Demilitarisation." ENDS

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