Adams - Focus must be on restoration of power-sharing institutions
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has been in contact with British Prime Minister Tony Blair this morning to discuss Monday’s meeting of the Assembly. Mr. Adams has briefed the party’s Ard Chomhairle on ongoing developments and is now returning to Belfast to meet with the Sinn Féin negotiating team.
Mr. Adams said:
“Sinn Féin has remained in contact with Downing Street over the last 24 hours and earlier this morning I spoke directly with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
“There have been concerns in recent days as we approach Monday’s deadline that some within the DUP and the British system have become unsettled. But the fact is that the people have spoken. They want to see the power-sharing institutions restored. And this is what Sinn Féin has been working painstakingly to bring about.
“I have briefed the Ard Chomhairle on ongoing developments and will now return to Belfast to meet with the Sinn Féin negotiations team.”ENDS