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Mary Lou McDonald MEP to address peace process debate in Trinity College

3 February, 2005

Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin Mary Lou McDonald will this evening participate in a peace process debate at Trinity College, Dublin. The debate entitled "That this House Believes Sinn Fein is obstructing the peace process" will commence at 8pm.

The debate will include representatives from the DUP and PUP, Fr Aidan Troy and Senator Martin Mansergh and is organised by the Trinity Philosophical Society.

Speaking prior to tonight's debate, Ms McDonald said:

"Sinn Féin absolutely and entirely rejects the notion that it is obstructing the peace process. In actual fact as the third largest political party in Ireland and the largest pro-agreement party in the 6 Counties, we have demonstrated our commitment to the Good Friday Agreement time and again.

"We will not allow those who have a narrow political agenda, or a vested interest in halting change to deflect us from the task of building peace. We will uphold the integrity of Sinn Féin and the rights of our electorate, alongside the rights of all other citizens. This is our priority in the difficult time ahead." ENDS

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