Inclusive Talks must now commence – Adams
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD in responding to the statement from the British secretary of State Theresa Villiers today said:
“Inclusive all-party talks must commence on Monday. There should be no more delays. Whatever reservations Sinn Féin may have about the role and involvement of the British security agencies these are secondary to the resolution of the crisis in the political institutions, including securing agreement around a workable budget, the creation of sustainable institutions and the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement.
Sinn Féin supports any strategies that can enhance the capacity of An Garda Siochána and the PSNI to deal with paramilitary groups and organised criminal gangs. A particular focus of such future work must be to tackle the fuel laundering and smuggling gangs that operate along the border exploiting partition.”