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Taoiseach must engage urgently with Cameron on North - Adams

21 September, 2014 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to engage directly with British Prime Minister David Cameron in relation to the political impasse in the North.

Speaking in Dublin today to a delegation of Irish-American supporters of Sinn Féin and in advance of a trip to the United States where he will attend the Clinton Global initiative, Gerry Adams said:

“Now that the Scottish Independence referendum is over, I am calling on the Taoiseach to engage directly, as a matter of urgency, with British Prime Minister David Cameron in relation to the political impasse in the North which has resulted from the failure of unionist leaders to honour agreements reached.

“The refusal of Downing St to fulfil its obligations, which has contributed directly to the current difficulties, highlights the urgent need for the Taoiseach to hold the British Government to account.

“The Irish Government is co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement and subsequent agreements. The Taoiseach needs to be a champion for the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process.

“I believe that negotiations should be convened immediately by the two governments with the support and assistance of the US administration.

“The context for this must be the Good Friday Agreement which the Irish people democratically endorsed.

“In any negotiations Sinn Féin will defend that agreement and the all-Ireland and power-sharing institutions.”

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