Sinn Féin President in US and Canada
(from An Phoblacht/Republican News, November 12, 2009)
During his many speaking engagements the Sinn Féin leader focused on two broad
themes. The first was an update on the current situation in the Peace Process and
specifically the difficulties around the transfer of powers on policing and
justice, and the second was to address the issue of Irish reunification.
by the Canadian Friends of Sinn Féin organisation, on the issue of Irish
reunification and the role of the Irish diaspora in helping to achieve that.
agreement on the transfer of powers on policing and justice, agreed at St. Andrews
three years ago, is implemented now.
would do well to remember that the British Government has a responsibility to fully
implement the Good Friday Agreement, including the transfer of policing and justice
powers from London .
unacceptable. This is a stand alone issue. There is no linkage between it and any
also in breach of the commitment given by the DUP leader two months ago that if the
financial package was secured he would go out and sell it to the community.
eroding public confidence. The priority at this time should be to defend public
services, provide jobs, and plan for the future.
and justice issue. Anything less by the DUP leadership is a derogation of their
responsibility to the people of the north and of the entire island.
partnership and who think they can turn the clock back .”
Féin project to advance Irish reunification is moving steadily ahead.
a part of this. In the few short months since June activism around this goal has
government to legislating for Irish reunification in the event that this is what
Ireland a realistic and realisable objective in a reasonable period of time.
unionism that their best interests lie in this outcome.
civil liberty and equal rights and opportunities for all; and it must reconcile all
sections of our people and heal the hurts between us.
sisters and a patient process of nation building to unite orange and green.
Irish patriots, and will create a more prosperous, just and equal society on the
island of Ireland .”