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Unlikely that agreement will be reached by Monday – Adams

1 July, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said today that equality, rights and respect are the only basis for sustainable institutions, which deliver for all citizens.

Gerry Adams said:

“I think it is very unlikely that there will be an agreement by Monday.

“The DUP are showing no urgency about dealing with the equality and rights issues, which caused the collapse of the political institutions.

“There is little prospect that they will do this before Monday.

“There is no agreement on Acht na Gaeilge, the Bill of Rights, marriage equality, respect, anti-sectarian measures or legacy issues.

“Equality, rights and respect are the only basis for sustainable institutions.

“This will only be achieved if there is a step change in the DUP position. Sinn Féin will do business them in that context but a starting point for all the parties and especially the DUP has to be that there can be no return to the status quo.

“The institutions have to deliver for all citizens.”

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