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Sinn Féin Assembly team to build support for change

12 September, 2006


The Sinn Féin Assembly team will meet in Stormont today to discus the campaign to build support for the Good Friday Agreement, for the return of the Assembly and Executive and for greater all-Ireland integration.

Speaking ahead of the meeting Newry Armagh MP Conor Murphy MLA said:

"Sinn Féin will be taking this campaign onto the streets and talking to ordinary people about the issues that effect their lives; rates, water charges, cuts to education and health services, rural planning, jobs and the economy. We are committed to building on the support for the Agreement, the return of the Assembly and Executive and for greater all-Ireland working that is out there.

"This is about engaging with people on the ground, with business people, trade unionists and people who are being marginalised and challenging the devastating effects of ongoing British direct rule in this part of Ireland and campaigning for the maximum amount of change.

"There is an opportunity for peace and prosperity that will be lost unless people begin to realise that we need to build on the momentum of the peace process and the political process. We need to show political leadership and we need to listen to what people outside of places like Stormont are telling us.

"No-one should be under any illusions that the current political drift is not good for our society. The long-term consequences will be to close down opportunity, to cut off economic growth and to limit the chances that people have to reach their full potential." ENDS

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