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Agreements need to be implemented if Executive is to be restored - O'Dowd

17 September, 2017 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd said today that DUP leader Arlene Foster knows well that agreements need to be implemented if the Executive is to be restored on a sustainable basis.

John O'Dowd said:

"The DUP leader knows well what is required to restore the Executive on a sustainable basis.

"We need to see the implementation of commitments in the Good Friday and other agreements and an end to the denial of language rights, marriage rights and the right to a coroner's inquest.

"These are rights citizens enjoy everywhere else on these islands.

"Arlene Foster also needs to make her mind up on the Irish Language. 

"She has said no one has anything to fear from the Irish Language and then claims that an act would be a humiliation for unionists. 

"That's simply preposterous.

"It's well past time to stop talking about restoring the Executive and get on with the task of doing it."

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