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Adams responds to Fianna Fáil leader’s comments at MacGill summer school

18 July, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, speaking at Stormont this afternoon, has responded to comments made by the Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin at the MacGill summer school in Glenties yesterday evening.

Teachta Adams said:

“I want to welcome the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s support for a potential referendum on Irish unity at the MacGill summer school in Glenties yesterday. It is incumbent on all of us who aspire to a united Ireland to become persuaders for a referendum, and I hope he will join with Sinn Féin and others in that endeavour.

“I also want to welcome his support and that of other political leaders for an island-wide dialogue in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum result. There is now an opening to examine new relationships for everyone who lives on the island of Ireland and we should seize that opportunity. I have written to the Taoiseach today to move this process forward.

“Given Fianna Fáil’s recognition of the Scottish vote to remain in the EU, I am glad Micheál Martin has come around to the view that the vote in the north should also be acknowledged and respected. I reject his criticism, in the name of party political point scoring, of Sinn Féin in government in the north.” 

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