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Northern Nationalists have a right to participate in political life of Irish

1 August, 2005

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty commenting on speculation that the
Irish government is set to move on the rights of Sic County political
representative to participate in the Dail has said that this is a
recognition of the rights of northern nationalists to participate in the
political life of the nation.

Mr Doherty said:

"Sinn Féin have consistently raised the issue of the participation of Six
County elected representatives in the Dail. The Irish government have given
commitments to facilitate this, as an expression of the right of northern
nationalists, of Irish citizens, to participation in the political life of
the nation.

"I welcome any move by the Irish government to give effect to these
commitments." ENDS

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