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McGuinness - we have made considerable progress over the Christmas period

27 December, 2006

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness MP said that considerable progress had been made over the Christmas period in efforts to secure the return of the power-sharing institutions.

Mr. McGuinness said:


“We have made considerable progress over the Christmas period and have been working with both the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, including contact once again this afternoon.   This work will continue in the coming days to try and ensure that agreement can be made with the DUP to get the power-sharing institutions back up and running as quickly as possible.


“The Sinn Féin leadership has continued to work at this over Christmas because we want to see the New Year mark a new beginning in the relationship between our party and the DUP.  We want to work in partnership with them in a power-sharing government to address the problems facing people across society.”ENDS


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