Historic result for Sinn Féin – Adams
Speaking this morning on the outcome of the Westminster election campaign, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said;
"I want to commend Michelle O’Neill and our northern team, including all of our candidates and their families for their outstanding performance in the election. We increased our vote in every constituency.
"This was a truly national effort by Sinn Féin and I want to thank all of our activists who travelled from all parts of the island to help secure this historic result for the party.
"Sinn Féin respects the mandate we have received and our electorate who voted in such huge numbers.
"Nationalists and Republicans have turned their back on Westminster and accept that that centre of political gravity is now on the island of Ireland.
"The Taoiseach and DUP need to focus on restoring the political institutions.
"Theresa May sought a mandate for Brexit, austerity and the erosion of human rights. She got her comeuppance.
"The Irish government needs to seize the initiative to secure designated special status for the North as part of the Brexit negotiations."