Completing the Belfast Agreement

Addressing a public meeting in Westminster last night, Sinn Fein TD for Kerry North Martin Ferris outlined what, in his party’s view, acts of completion might mean.

He began by calling for the creation of a Police force that all can give their support to, specifically requiring the abolition of Special Branch and assurance of greater accountablity through the full adoption guidelines from the Equality Commission.

He further highlighted:

– Release of political prisoners in the Irish Republic

– Enactment of Human Rights legislation within the Irish Republic to bring it into line with NI legislation

– Amnesity for all prisoners on the run

– Completion of the demilitarisation process in NI, particularly in areas like South Armagh

He would not be drawn on what implication acts of completion might have for the IRA.

Update: Thanks to Stephen for the accuracy check.

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