Adams “not in a position” to propose holding a special ardfheis on policing

In the Irish Times, Mark Hennessy notes[subs req] Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’ comments yesterday on the party’s internal consultation, “Up to 60 meetings have been held since and a small number remains outstanding”, and a party spokeswoman briefs him on the conditions under which Adams will call that Ard Fheis on policing

Sinn Féin said last night that Mr Adams was “not in a position” to propose holding a special ardfheis on policing to the ardchomhairle until a date for the devolution of policing powers to Stormont was agreed, and until the British government enacts other policing legislation after November 16th.

In addition, an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party over the way in which government departments in Northern Ireland will operate subsequently will also be necessary, a Sinn Féin spokeswoman told The Irish Times.

Which will make responding to the governments on the St Andrews Agreement by November 10th difficult..

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