Early reaction from Adams

A Belfast Telegraph report has the Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams early reaction to his party’s performance in the Irish General Election.. as well as the more pointed comments from Fianna Fail director of elections PJ Mara.

Party leader Gerry Adams said he believed Fianna Fail may have benefited from Bertie Ahern’s contribution to peace in the North. “Sinn Fein isn’t putting our heads down and going away – we have a job of work to do,” Mr. Adams said. “We believe in the essence of Republicanism – that people have rights. We will obviously have to wait until this election’s over to find out how out the party has done, but it appears Fianna Fail have benefited from some of the more positive dimensions to the peace process.”