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Martin McGuinness has taken decisive action - Adams

9 January, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said Martin McGuinness has today taken decisive action in resigning as deputy First Minister as a result of the DUP's handling of the RHI scandal and attitude to power sharing.

Speaking following the resignation of Martin McGuinness as deputy First Minister, Mr Adams said;

"Martin McGuinness has led from the front in the Executive for the last ten years, defending the integrity of the political institutions and realising the potential of the Good Friday Agreement.

"He has worked with successive DUP leaders and is recognised throughout the north, across Ireland and across the world for his leadership and peacemaking.

"In spite of the provocation, disrespect and arrogance from the DUP, and the failures of the British government to fulfil its responsibilities over that time, Martin McGuinness has always put the people and the political process first.

"This is in contrast to the DUP who have been acting to undermine equality and partnership.

"The money squandered in the RHI project belonged to unionists as well as other taxpayers. It is money which should have been used to end poverty and disadvantage or to build public services. No minister responsible for such bad governance in any other administration would be still in office.

"Today, once again Martin McGuinness has taken decisive action to bring the RHI scandal, and the DUP's attitude to the political process, to a head."

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