Senator's remarks unhelpful to efforts to re-build the peace process
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP speaking following a press conference in Washington with the sisters of Robert McCartney and Senator Ted Kennedy said:
"Sinn Féin welcomes support for the McCartney's campaign. This is about getting those involved in the killing of their brother into a court of law. And they have Sinn Féin's support in this.
"Other remarks which focused on the issue of IRA disbandment may have been intended to be helpful - they are not. The singular focus on this issue when there are other key parts of the Good Friday Agreement, which also need to be implemented, is unhelpful.
"I have already set out very clearly Sinn Féin's efforts to create the conditions in which the IRA ceases to be. It is my conviction that we will be successful.
"Sinn Féin is determined to resolve all of these difficult issues and to put the peace process back on track."ENDS