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No Evidence that the DUP are for power sharing

19 October, 2004

Speaking today from Dublin Sinn Féin Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin said;

"The two governments are not simply facilitators or commentators on this process. They both have a crucial role to play particularly in honouring their outstanding commitments, if we are to achieve agreement on a comprehensive package.

"Four weeks ago there was progress made at Leeds Castle. However it is crucial that this work is brought to a speedy conclusion. Republicans want to see a deal done. We want to see the political institutions back up and running and the outstanding elements of the Good Friday Agreement implemented.

"However the safeguards and protections in the Good Friday Agreement cannot be diluted. There has to be democratic accountability in policing.

"Both governments have declared their belief that the DUP is for power sharing. There is no evidence thus far to support this and it flies in the face of the DUP attitude in local councils where they have majority control." ENDS

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