Seanad debates

Wednesday, 2 February 2005

Northern Ireland Issues: Motion.


5:00 pm

John Minihan (Progressive Democrats)

We have gone so far and we shall go no further. Our democratic values are the values that have made the State what it is. We should not undermine them or lessen them to any degree to further enhance the desires and wishes of people who do not share our view of democracy. Democracy is what counts; it is what makes the State and will make it in the future.

I congratulate the Government, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform on their insistence that Sinn Féin fully embrace the role of democracy. I commend the motion to the House.


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