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de Brún Calls on European Parliament to support new impetus for peace

28 March, 2007

Speaking today in Brussels Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún welcomed this week's developments in the Irish peace process and called on the EU to continue to support the Good Friday Agreement.

Ms de Brún said:

"I want to welcome this weeks statements by Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams.

"The agreement reached between Sinn Féin and the DUP, and the commitment made by Ian Paisley to the restoration of political institutions on May 8th, marks the beginning of a new era of politics in Ireland.

"The discussions and agreement between our two parties shows the potential of what can now be achieved. Sinn Féin wants to build a new relationship where every citizen can share and have equality of ownership of a peaceful, prosperous and just future.

"There are still many challenges, many difficulties to be faced. But nobody should underestimate the significance of this week's developments and the great potential it now creates for political progress." ENDS

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