Adams urges renewed momentum
Speaking in Belfast this morning the Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams called on the British and Irish governments to "move speedily to fulfilling their commitments and injecting renewed momentum into the political process".
Mr. Adams said:
"In my view the DUP accepts what has happened in terms of the IRA putting arms beyond use. The DUP supports the IICD. It has also acknowledged the integrity of the two Church witnesses and says it accepts what they say. Indeed DUP spokespersons are now at pains to point out that they are not casting aspersions on the integrity of Rev Good or Fr. Reid.
"In reality it is only a few days since the IICD report and the eyewitness testimony of the two Churchmen. The DUP and unionism generally needs a little space to absorb the enormity of what has happened. But there can be no prevarication, no unnecessary delays.
"For their part the two governments need to move speedily to fulfilling their commitments and injecting renewed momentum into the political process. The goal should be the re-establishment of the Executive as quickly as possible and before British Direct Rule Ministers take more decisions on health and education and transport and investment which will adversely effect the people of the north." ENDS