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O’Neill welcomes voices of civic unionism on equality and rights debate

26 February, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán, Michelle O'Neill, has welcomed the initiative by some within civic unionism for their voices to be heard in the public debate on rights and equality.

Michelle O’Neill said:

"I welcome this initiative by those within civic unionism who insist that their views and voices are heard in the debate on the demand for rights and equality in northern society.

“The campaign for rights and equality belongs to everyone. There is no such thing as nationalist equality or unionist equality. There is just equality for all.

“This space is common ground for all who cherish equality and rights. Society can only be enriched if citizens come together in common cause to ensure that rights are acquired and protected.

“Last week our Party Chairperson, Declan Kearney, issued a call for civic society to create a common platform in defence of the Good Friday Agreement which belongs to all the people of Ireland.

“I welcome this initiative from civic unionism as an important intervention into this debate.” 

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