‘DUP have not moved on basic rights’ – Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin MLA and National Chairperson Declan Kearney said today that the DUP have not yet moved on the basic rights which collapsed the Executive.

Declan Kearney said:

“Discussions are continuing today and time is running short but the DUP have not yet moved on the basic rights issues which caused the collapse of the Executive.

They haven’t moved on ending the denial of rights to Irish speakers.

They haven’t moved on ending the denial of rights to the LGBT community.

They haven’t moved on honouring the commitment to a Bill of Rights.

Those are the issues, compounded by the RHI scandal, which caused the collapse of power-sharing.

We need to see substantive progress on all of these if there is to be an agreement and a credible Executive put in place.”

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2 Responses to ‘DUP have not moved on basic rights’ – Declan Kearney

  1. Mark June 28, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    Tranona duit Declan,
    The principal party of Unionism is not for moving, one might ask, why did it take Red Sky, N.A.M.A. and finally R.H.I. to move Sinn Féin on the issue of our first national language?
    The former leader of this party, now states, Sinn Féin were misled by, then Taoiseach Tony Blair on the introduction of legislation promoting our first national language but, the whole matter of dead fenians, state involvement in control of loyalist paramilitary groups and the Republican armies as well as lack of oversight on where the money went/has recently gone, this all needs resolution, thing is, back a rat into a corner and it will jump at your throat, they’re simply doing what they’re trained to do, keep the fenians down in favour of themselves.
    ‘Til the settler can manage their own politicians, let the Brit’s, whose lack of oversight caused the problem, pay the higher costs of helicopter flying their direct rule ministers to and from Belfast, this will make the additional money secured this week by the DUP, seem like loose change.

  2. Eolach June 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    Yes , it’s incompatible with my reasoning and logic as to why these scandals were not pounced upon…I know we were trying to teach Unionism the almost incomprehensible ( to them ) tenets of civility , equality and human rights but they were allowed to play the field for too long . They misread friendliness and courtesy for weakness ….or did they?…maybe they still believe we’re a sub-species ….ineligible for and undeserving of respect…..anyhow they continued to exploit the situation until it became insupportable and as of the present moment they seem to have learned nothing ,,,rud ar bith. Stormont remains a bastion to Unionist dominance , bedecked with their symbols , flags and memorabilia. , Unionism remain a belligerent , arrogant and impenitent political mess and until it reforms itself we should have no truck with them whatsoever .