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Martin McGuinness - Ireland stands on the cusp of an historic advance

25 September, 2005

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness, before he left Dublin after the all-Ireland football final, said he believes that Ireland stands on the cusp of a truly historic advance.

Mr. McGuinness said:

"The IRA's decision on July 28th to formally end its armed campaign has changed the political landscape in Ireland forever. I am confident that tomorrow will bring the final chapter on the issue of IRA arms.

"Of course, this is about more than arms. It is about the reviving the peace process, it is about the future of Ireland. And this places an enormous responsibility on the British and Irish governments to finally implement the Good Friday Agreement in all its aspects on issues like equality, human rights, policing, demilitarization and northern representation. It will also place a huge responsibility on the leadership of the DUP to re-engage in the political process.

"I believe that Ireland stands on the cusp of a truly historic advance and I hope that people across the island will respond positively in the time ahead." ENDS

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