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Good Friday Agreement ‘still the foundation of any future agreement and for progress’ – Kenny

10 April, 2018 - by Martin Kenny TD


Speaking in his constituency today, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, North Roscommon, and South Donegal Martin Kenny said that the Good Friday Agreement is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.

Deputy Kenny said:

“Today, as we mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, we must firstly recommit ourselves to its principles: equality, consent, rights, and power-sharing.

“We must also thank those who had the courage to bring it about, who showed leadership and courage and a commitment to the creation of a better Ireland for us all.

“The GFA is as relevant today as it was back in 1998. It gave us a blueprint to manage change and respect difference and to replace desperation with hope.

“A recommitment to those principles could lead to the re-establishment of the institutions in the North and to furthering reconciliation, healing of the wounds of the past and facing Brexit together.

“Despite difficulties at present, the Good Friday Agreement is still the foundation of any future agreement and for progress.

“It should be embraced by all political parties because it still provides us with a way forward to a cross-community consensus for change.” 

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