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Ó Caoláin - Sinn Féin to discuss peace process and Irish Unity with Labour Party

12 January, 2003

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP and Dáil Group Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD will meet Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte at the party's Falls Road office tomorrow afternoon, Monday 13th January. Speaking prior to the meeting Deputy Ó Caoláín said:

"We welcome the opportunity to meet with Pat Rabbitte on this his first visit to Belfast as party leader. Among the items for discussion will be the urgent need for all pro-Agreement parties on the island to work together to bring an end to the current political crisis and save the Good Friday Agreement.

"We will also be seeking Labour Party support on the issue of northern representation in the Oireachtas and the need to develop the all-Ireland approach enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.

"With the transformation in make up of the opposition in Leinster House following the last election we will be seeking to discuss possible areas of co-operation in order to put the demand for equality in health, housing and education centre stage."ENDS

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