If DUP are serious about a deal they will say yes
The Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle met in Dublin today and was briefed by party President Gerry Adams MP on the current state of efforts to complete a comprehensive deal. Speaking during a break in the meeting Sinn Féin Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin said:
"Today Gerry Adams briefed the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle on the current state of play concerning efforts to see a deal concluded.
"I have to say that Sinn Féin is still focused absolutely on seeing a deal concluded. However what we now need to hear from Ian Paisley is that he is prepared to accept the deal on the table and move forward in a partnership based upon equality and respect.
" Ultimatums from the DUP or anyone else will not advance this process. We have achieved much in the course of recent months and to the vast majority of people on the island it is inconceivable that if Ian Paisley is serious about reaching a deal that he will squander this opportunity over an unrealisable demand to humiliate the republican community." ENDS