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Gerry Adams extends condolences to family of David Ervine

8 January, 2007

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

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