Sinn Féin meet British Prime Minster
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, party chief negotiator Martin McGuinness and Wexford Representative Cllr. John Dwyer met with the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Downing Street this afternoon.
Speaking after the meeting Mr Adams said:
"Today's meeting is part of the important work of preparing for government and the political institutions going live on May 8th. An important element of all of that is of course getting a sufficient economic package from the
British Government and that work formed a significant part of this afternoon's talks.
"We also raised with the British Prime Minster our serious concerns about recent revelations involving a UVF intelligence gathering operation. It has been alleged in court that this has involved a member of the PSNI
administration staff and a serving member of the RIR. Over 100 nationalists and republicans have been visited in recent days and told their lives are under threat. This is completely unacceptable.
"The British government need to face up to the collusion issue. This latest case demonstrates exactly why this remains a current issue and one to be resolved. That means dealing with collusion and ending the current approach of the British system which is about frustrating families in their demands for justice and concealing the truth.
"We have been making good progress in the weeks since March 26th and it is my firm view that we are now finally poised to see all of the outstanding matters resolved." ENDS