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Long past the time politics should stall for marches - Murphy

3 July, 2019 - by Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said it’s the party’s assessment that ongoing talks have effectively been stalled to facilitate loyal order marches on July 12 and called on both the British and Irish governments to work towards finding a credible resolution to the outstanding issues. 

The Sinn Féin chief negotiator said: 

“We have been working in this latest phase of talks for the last nine weeks to get a resolution to the outstanding issues and end the denial of rights which citizens can access everywhere else in these islands.

“Sinn Féin shares the frustration of the wider public and other parties that this negotiation has not been concluded as quickly as possible.

"It is our assessment that progress has been stalled and that nothing will happen for the next two weeks. It is long past the time that politics here is closed down to facilitate people marching on July 12th

“The governments convened the current talks process and as co guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement they have a responsibility to ensure that we get credible, sustainable institutions up and running that treat all citizens equally.

"That has been our focus and will remain so in the time ahead."

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