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Martin McGuinness calls for Northern Representation moves

14 April, 2006


Sinn Féin Chief negotiator Martin McGuinness today welcomed the commitment given by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to a shared future, and in the spirit of this called for the Irish government to move speedily to provide for Northern participation in the political life of the nation through representation in the Oireachtas.

Mr McGuinness said:

"I welcome the commitment given by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to building a shared future on this island for all of us.

"In that spirit he should now move speedily to make provisions for all citizens to participate in the political life of the nation.

"In real terms that means challenging those opponents of change within the other parties in Leinster House and bringing forward measures which will allow for Northern Representation in the Oireachtas." ENDS

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