Sunday, 10 April 2011

The History of Ireland and the Queen's Visit

Adams responds to details of British Queen’s visit

Speaking this evening as details of the British Queen’s visit to
Ireland were announced Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said:
"Sinn Féin is aware of the offence this visit will cause to many Irish
citizens, particularly victims of British rule and those with legacy
issues in this state and in the North.
"The scheduling of the visit on the anniversary of the Dublin and
Monaghan bombings is particularly insensitive.
"It is widely believed that the Dublin and Monaghan bombings were
carried out with the involvement of and direction of British military
"The British authorities have repeatedly refused to release the files in
their possession on this attack.
"Despite an all-party Dáil motion the Irish Government has failed to press
the British for the release of these files.
"Sinn Fein wants to see the normalisation of relationships between our
two nations and republicans have been in the leadership of this process
but that can only be based on mutual respect and equality and on the
ending of the partition of Ireland."

Gerry Adams

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