Gerry Adams extends condolences to family of David Ervine
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has tonight extended his condolences to the family of PUP leader David Ervine who died suddenly in Belfast this afternoon.
Mr Adams said:
"David Ervine played a key role within loyalism throughout the development of the peace process. He made a valuable and important contribution to moving our society away from conflict.
"I was shocked yesterday evening when I heard the news that David Ervine had been taken ill.
"On behalf of Sinn Féin I would wish to extend my condolences to his family, friends and party colleagues at this difficult time." ENDS