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Adams - Sinn Féin's priority is to defend the peace process

5 February, 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams addressing the AGM of party members and elected representatives from across Leinster this morning said:

"The Sinn Féin leadership is totally opposed to any return to conflict. It would have devastating consequences for all of us on island.

"Our priority in the time ahead is to defend the peace process, to pursue the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and to uphold the integrity of Sinn Féin and the rights of our electorate, alongside the rights of all other citizens. It is for the two governments to decide where their priorities lie.

"It is the DUP‚s refusal to support last December‚s comprehensive agreement and to join a power-sharing government that began this crisis. It is the two governments‚ acquiescence to the DUP position and their confrontational approach, which is making a bad situation worse.

"The British and Irish governments mishandling of events in recent months has been extremely damaging to the peace process."ENDS

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