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Genuine National Reconciliation requires mature political leadership from Unionism - Kathleen Funchion TD

23 November, 2016 - by Kathleen Funchion TD


Sinn Féin TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Good Friday Agreement Committee Kathleen Funchion has said genuine national reconciliation will require mature political leadership from unionism. 

Speaking at the launch of a Sinn Féin document on reconciliation and healing in Belfast this morning, Teachta Funchion said; 

"Over recent years republicans have embraced the challenge of reconciliation and healing. 

"We do this because we recognise that the republic we aspire to is a new, reconciled Ireland. 

"To achieve reconciliation and healing, however, we need to see reciprocation of our efforts. 

"That will require mature leadership from political unionism because republicans alone cannot deliver reconciliation.

"For our part, Sinn Féin will continue to offer positive leadership and pursue genuine national reconciliation.

"We do so as republicans. Firmly committed to our aspiration of a new Ireland which genuinely cherishes all her children equally."

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