10/27/2005

MP's from the 6 counties to attend Oireachtas

I welcome the news that all of the 6 counties MP's will be invited to attend a special Oireachtas committee on the North of Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement.
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Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, said: "The Taoiseach has informed me, together with other party leaders, by letter this morning that he is to invite MPs from the Six Counties to participate in the Dail through `a Committee of the whole House` which will discuss matters relating to the Good Friday Agreement and the North of Ireland.

"It would meet at least every six months."

"This is a very important development and represents welcome progress. Throughout the peace process Sinn Fein has been campaigning for Dail representation for people in the Six Counties."

"While this proposal does not involve full representation, it is clearly a step forward. Full representation and full participation remains Sinn Fein`s goal"


I agree with Caoimhghín, this is an important development and should be welcomed and we must continue to press for full representation.

One people, one nation and one Oireachtas

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