Implementation of agreement is the main focus - Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said the full implementation of the Stormont House Agreement is the main focus for his party.
Speaking in New York after an event during which Hilary Clinton addressed the issue of the Irish peace process Mr Adams went on to say;
"The State Department’s handling of the issue of a meeting with me is bizarre. It serves no purpose other than to distract attention from the main issue. That is the full implementation of the Stormont House Agreement. That is Sinn Féin’s main focus. And Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson are working on this as we speak.
"It is no skin off my nose not to meet the State Department. I am more concerned with protecting the rights and entitlements of citizens back home. That will remain Sinn Féin’s firm objective."
Mr Adams also expressed his condolences to Charlie Flanagan and his family following the death of his mother, Mai.