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Plan of Action needed from British and Irish governments - Adams

21 February, 2006

Speaking today after yesterday's "naive and stupid proposition" from the two governments to hold talks which would have excluded Sinn Féin, Party President Gerry Adams has accused "the two governments of proceeding at the DUP pace which is a snails pace."

Mr. Adams said:

"The governments have to stop moaning about the parties, as if it is solely the parties‚ responsibility for the impasse in the process. The debacle around the talks on Monday was the fault of the two governments.

It is the two governments pandering to the DUP which is leaching any hope of forward momentum out of the process.

What is urgently required from the British and Irish governments is a clearly defined plan of action, with a specific time-frame. This would involve the lifting of the suspension of the institutions within a short defined period of time and accompanied by the triggering of the D'hondt mechanism for electing the Executive.

This is the only way to make progress. The onus is on the two governments." ENDS

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