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Gerry Adams calls upon Taoiseach to consider consequences of Tory government for agreements and institutions

16 May, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking before the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle meeting in Kilkenny City, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said,

“I'm concerned that the Taoiseach is ignoring the consequences of the commitments that have been made by the newly elected Tory government in London.

“These present a number of significant challenges to the Good Friday Agreement and institutions in the North.

“Their proposals to revoke the Human Rights Act and full out of the European Convention on Human Rights is a direct contravention of the Good Friday Agreement.

“Mr Cameron’s proposals undermine the institutions and the agreements that are the foundation of the political process.

“The approach by the Tory government is undemocratic, economically counterproductive and fundamentally unfair.

“The Irish Government has a responsibility as co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements, some of which have the status of international treaties.

“The Taoiseach is not a spectator to these attacks on the institutions and agreements.

“Sinn Féin has sought to build a common approach with all the parties and the Irish Government to safeguard and support the institutions.

The Ard Chomhairle will receive an update on progress made following the election, discuss the implications of the Tory approach and development a strategy to protect the agreements.”

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