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Adams - Priority is to get the political institutions back up and running

1 October, 2005


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP speaking following a meeting of the party’s Ard Chomhairle in Dublin this morning announced that a Sinn Féin delegation will meet with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Downing Street next Thursday.  Mr. Adams said that the priority in the time ahead must be to get the political institutions back up and running.

 

Mr. Adams said:

 

This morning the Ard Chomhairle discussed what needs to happen in the aftermath of the IRA’s decision to complete the process of putting their arms beyond use.

 

The DUP need space to consider all that has happened but we need to move forward.  There is a heavy responsibility on the Irish and British governments to ensure that there is momentum.  And the overarching priority at this time must be to get the political institutions back up and running. 

 

Next week I will be travelling to Brussels to meet with members of the European Parliament and EU officials and next Thursday a Sinn Féin delegation will meet with Tony Blair in Downing Street.”ENDS

 

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