Adams commends new Sinn Féin Executive team
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the announcement by deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of the Sinn Féin team that will take up Ministerial positions in the new Executive.
Gerry Adams said:
"I want to thank and commend the outgoing Sinn Féin Ministers and their families for their commitment and hard work in making the political institutions work effectively for citizens.
"This has been especially difficult in recent years given the budget cuts imposed by the conservative British government.
"I am confident that the new Sinn Féin Ministers will contribute positively to defending the rights of citizens and promoting the equality agenda.
"As an Irish republican party Sinn Féin will also continue to pursue our political goal of a united Ireland and we will work in the time ahead to remove the social, economic and political barriers that exist to greater co-operation.
"There is a responsibility on the Irish government to engage in a consistent and strategic manner with the British government and given that the Good Friday Agreement is an international treaty, to win the support of the international community on this issue."