‘The IRA is gone. It no longer exists.’
Sligo News File Online.
Caoımhghín Ó Caoláın TD responded to criticism of his party by political opponents of Sinn Féin today.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
“There have been two killings in Belfast. Sinn Féin supports the PSNI in their investigation into these killings and anyone involved must be brought to justice.
“With an election looming it is no surprise that other parties have attacked Sinn Féin. This is highly cynical and wholly self-serving.
“Let me be clear, the IRA is gone. It no longer exists. This has been in evidence over the past number of years.
“Let me also be clear, Sinn Féin, like all other parties, are in these institutions on the basis of our mandate. It is the people who support us, that elect us to institutions north and south. Their rights cannot be undermined by other political parties or external commentary.
“Sinn Fein will continue to represent our voters, continue to defend the peace process and continue to build a fair recovery with fundamental change north and south. We will not allow criminal gangs or other political parties to deflect us from that work.”