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Republican Sinn Fein • 26 March 2007

No New Era Yet

This latest accord between the Provisional movement and the Democratic Unionist Party consolidates Stormont and English rule in Ireland. It is based on the Partition not alone of Ireland but also of the province of Ulster and is an artificial method of administering an artificial entity of Six Irish Counties. As such it cannot work in the long term.

Once more English money has been decisive in cobbling it together. While it may postpone Irish national independence it cannot prevent that ideal being ultimately achieved by the Irish people.

Republican Sinn Féin looks forward to Dáil Uladh, a nine-county Ulster parliament within a federation of the four provinces of a New Ireland in which all sections and shades of opinion will be represented in proportion tom their numbers.

Natural horizontal power-sharing will replace the artificial vertical rule now being attempted. The much-vaunted “new era” we all desire has not yet arrived. - Statement by Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, President, Republican Sinn Féin


Nearly nine years on from the signing of the Stormont Agreement, it is time for Mr. Adams and the Provisional Movement to return to their former allegiance. The Stormont experiment will inevitably fail, whether in the short, medium or long term. The Provos must now return to their demand for a British declaration of intent to withdraw over a stated time frame.

Today Mr. Adams - in talks with DUP leader Mr. Paisley - agreed to resurrect Stormont on March 8th. This can only lead to further instability and conflict. He spoke of building a new relationship between Orange and Green. However the true Republican position - as espoused by this Movement throughout its history - has been to unite Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter in opposition to English rule in Ireland. Prolonging English rule can only lead to continued resistance.

The alternative is clear. Our ÉIRE NUA policy, seeking maximum decentralisation of power within the context of a Federation of Ireland's four Provinces would provide the Irish people with the opportunity to govern themselves in accordance with local majorities, and in the absence of any foreign interference in their affairs.






































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