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Real movement needed from DUP on rights and equality – Adams

12 April, 2017 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said that real movement is needed from the DUP on the key issues of rights and equality if there is to be a successful conclusion to the talks process.

Gerry Adams said:

“It is six weeks since a watershed election, which saw the public come out and vote for change. 

“Unfortunately that change has not manifested itself in any meaningful way in the course of these talks.

”The impasse in the process is about rights.

“The DUP in particular and the British government have not yet embraced the fact that the institutions can only go forward on the basis of rights for everyone.

“It’s about rights for ethnic minorities, for unionists, for women, for gay and lesbian citizens and Irish speakers.

“That’s what has to be the basis for the next phase of these political institutions.

“Sinn Féin wants to make the institutions work, we have invested a huge amount in them, but they have to work for everybody and can only work if the key issues of equality and rights are addressed.”

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