Sinn Féin launch template for interface intervention
Sinn Fein published its template of interface intervention today in Stormont. Speaking after meeting British NIO Security Minister Ian Pearson, East Belfast Councillor, Belfast deputy Mayor Cllr Joe O'Donnell called for the NIO to endorse the Sinn Féin template.
Cllr O'Donnell said:
"Sinn Féin have been working on the ground for a number of years now to improve the situation on the interfaces.What we have tried to do in developing this template is to provide interface communities with the practical mechanisms to deal with the various types of violence that might occurs.
"The long-term success of this initiative will be improved if it involves co-operation by representatives of the Loyalist/Unionist community.
"We made it clear to Ian Pearson that the NIO has to work with Sinn Fein in encouraging dialogue in interface areas and in particular to strong political leadership." ENDS